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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

Wounded Knee, SD
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You will need to read the history before and after the visit because it will be hard to find there. I am comparing this sacred ground to the Sand Creek Massacre site in Colorado, where the National Park Service gives talks, hands out brochures and there are signs that give the history and tell the story. At the Wounded Knee... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were driving through SD and saw the Wounded Knee Massacre site marked on the map. I've always wanted to go there, so we went a little out of our way and stopped at the site. There's a sign that talks about the tragedy and we were approached by two Indians selling necklaces and hand painted amulets. What a sad... More

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went to Wounded Knee on a rainy Sunday. It was quite hard to find and not that well marked. I was surprised that such an important event in history was so under rated. The sign was hand painted by the Native Americans. There was a monument with names of the deceased carved on it. Don't be surprised if several... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have been interested in this part of history ever since I first learned about it in Elementary school. It was well worth the visit, the residents of the Shannon reservation sell beautiful handcrafted jewelry to tourist. Bring cash.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I'm still not sure how I feel about visiting this memorial. First, it's not a tourist attraction. If you are not familiar with what happened at Wounded Knee &/or are not interested in honoring those who were massacred here, then I don't think you would drive the miles onto the Reservation to get there. You are visiting the sacred memorial... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We spent quite a bit of time visiting with Justin, who was very knowledgeable and was writing the history of the massacre and the lives of the Lakota. He gave us sincere and thought provoking information and left us with a better understanding of the event of those times. We also visited the cemetery at the top of the hill.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When we visited the massacre site we found it to be a great leaning experience, two youths gave us a tour and told us the history and stories of some of the victims that were buried there. We were very glad the boys were there to provide us with that. It is a sad fact of American history and we... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We made quite a diversion in our journey south to visit this Memorial at Wounded Knee. We had already visited the Battlefield of Little Bighorn and been to the Wounded Knee museum which was situated in the town of Wall ( recently re-located to mid-town due to a fire in the previous site). As already stated the Memorial is poorly... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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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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