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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

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

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Traveling thru the Indian reservation to get to the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument was just as sobering as the monument. Life on the reservation is hard and full of poverty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Traveling thru the Indian reservation to get to the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument was just as sobering as the monument. Life on the reservation is hard and full of poverty. Wounded Knee has long been a part of history that interested me and I have wanted to visit this site for a long time. I'm glad I did. Like many... More 

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West Branch, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We also drove out of our way to visit this site, but I had read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and just had to see this place. The site of the massacre in 1890 of Native Americans is along the highway, with a road sign that points to the site. There's no big fancy visitor's center and the information... More 

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burbank, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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