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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

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Address: Wounded Knee, SD
Description: A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.

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Sad but Necessary

I know many of the reviews talk about being approached for money. We had to get through the area early. We got there around 7ish and there was only one other family. We left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Coral Springs, Florida
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burbank, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We drove about an hour out of our way to visit, and thanks to the reviews here we knew what to expect. The other reviews are spot on. I rated it a 3 because there is so little formal signs on site from which to learn the history and the main wooden sign (two sided) is not engaging to read... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I understand that many people are saying they felt pressured into buying goods from the natives who were there but I honestly didn't feel that way. We arrive, park up and read the information about the battle. One of the natives called Ira Little Bear kindly approaches us thanking us for coming and asking where we were visiting from. He... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I know many of the reviews talk about being approached for money. We had to get through the area early. We got there around 7ish and there was only one other family. We left before 8am within that time one other family came. So from 7-8am there were only three families. This allowed for real understanding and appreciation for this... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place was depressing. Not so much by reading the historical markers about what happened here. But, see what was a very poorly kept historical sight. Wild dogs rooming around. Trash everywhere. Rutted and muddy dirt road up to the cemetery. Any lots of local Native Americans trying to sell their wares to tourists.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband, 15 year old daughter and I felt that it was important to visit this historic site as we traveled to Rapid City. We searched for the usual markings for a national monument and were a bit confused as we came upon a hand lettered sign that related the story of the massacre. We walked a short distance to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped at the Wounded Knee National Monument despite some of the grim reviews about people feeling threatened. Upon arrival we visited with each vender, talked about their artwork and listened to stories about the massacre passed down through their families. They were able to point out where the Lakota encampment had been, where the cavalry's artillery sat, where people... More 

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Newton, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Interesting site with significant history. We were approached by a half dozen people selling jewelry and carrying signs soliciting donations for an athletic team. We politely declined any purchases or donations and were left generally alone to read the historic marker.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You will see many post here, but you can rest assured it is worth the visit. We were two females visiting (mother/13 year old) we never felt unsafe! It is very safe and you have no reason to be threaten or worried about your safety. The Native American's selling their jewelry are very polite and were willing to share information... More 

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Red Wing
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was very saddened at the condition of the monument and cemetary. Considering the historic importance, one would think it would be better kept up. But do go....don't let people forget what happened. Also be prepared for locals to be there trying to sell their crafts and asking for money. I felt safe though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I came up to the wounded knee site to pay our respects and were a little sketchy on going because of the reviews. We went up to the cemetery and it was worth the trip. We did have one little boy trying to sell us a dreamcatcher and if you didn't buy one he would hold up... More 

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Address: Wounded Knee, SD
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Wounded Knee

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