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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

Wounded Knee, SD
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Description: A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Come learn about what happened to Chief Big Foots Band as they were fleeing to Chief Red Clouds people

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New York City, New York
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27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wounded Knee is a very sacred memorial to those who lost their lives in the 1890 massacre. We drove to the top of the hill but had to avoid a lot of ruts in the dirt path. One can not help but be moved when standing at the gate to the memorial and seeing the fenced off mass grave section.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were glad we visited this memorial to the victims of the massacre of 1890. There were only a few other small groups of people the day we were there. It has a very sacred feeling at the location. You can pull off the road across from it and walk up a small incline or if your vehicle permits you... More

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O'Neill, Nebraska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to Wounded Knee and also have to say that it is not marked well. It's history. We should all be ashamed of the incident. We met with Kathy who showed us newspaper clippings and shared a great deal of knowledge about the Lakota people. We then went to the cemetery as the museum was locked. We were warned... More

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A very, very sad story and piece of American history. If you have the chance, go with a native American guide if possible, you can talk to the people at the wounded knee museum, we had Tyler and Adonica and it made it way more special than had we traveled alone.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Some may feel this monument it not worth the drive but I disagree. When you realize the tragedy of what happen here I don't see how it cannot impact you. There were some very nice Lakota women selling some handmade quill and bead work along side the parking area. I'm glad I stopped at the site.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

On my way out west, I saw a sign for the Wounded Knee Museum. I passed, but thought on my way back I would stop, which I did. The GPS put me to the closed attraction. It was then that I decided to go to the actual site. I had a good Cheyenne friend once and was familiar with the... More

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Edmonton, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

as I was reading the monument, I was approached by 2 boys wanting money. The area is beautiful, and wild. Take the time to walk up the hill, you won't be disappointed

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La Plata, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having read the book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and the reviews here on TA, I knew visiting the Massacre Monument would be not an uplifting experience, but rather a difficult pilgrimage I HAD to make. The hand painted billboard explaining the event is humble and worth reading. Take some time to talk with the Lakota artisans set up... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My son and I visited Wounded Knee last Friday (June 27, 2014) and I am glad that we went. There were many Lakota in the area trying to sell various indian artificacts, which was a bit overwhelming upon arrival, but a very enlightening experience as this is what one has to do on the Pine Ridge Reservation in order to... More

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