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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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Edmonton, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I rated this as excellent, its not excellent but it should be. I am an Americanophile foreigner, who has lived in, worked in, and regularly revisits the USA: To me this site is as important to one's understanding of the USA as walking the Freedom Trail In Boston, or along the lines at Gettysburg, for here is a crucial alternative... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent the 2 hours or so to drive to Wounded Knee from the Badlands area because my husband had read the book (Bury My Heart) and because we wanted to pay respects to those who died in this grim event in our country's history. The site itself is quite easily missed because the only signpost is a small brown... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Honor to the Lakota People.Honor the Tribe of Big Foot. God bless all oppressed people.We are all related. Mitakuye Oyasin.

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Berwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Over the years I have passed by the graves on the left, and the ravine on the right, or the other way round coming south. There's little one can say. I couldn't tramp round that cemetery with graves of children from 2 or 3 years ago. It's NOT an attraction. The people who live here now are concerned with the... More

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

To be absolutely honest, we just did a drive-by. We had stopped in a lay-by very near the Junction of BIA Hwy 27 & BIA Hwy 28 (BIA - Bureau of Indian Affairs) and as we read the sign, we were hit upon by a local Indian Hawker. It was persisting with rain, windy and grey, so all and all,... More

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LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is definitely not the usual tourist trap; you should understand that it is more of a sacred and spiritual place for Native Americans. The symbol of one of the most awful genocides in the world's history. The sight of those mass graves of Natives annihilated by the US troops leaves the same impression as Nazi camps sites in Germany... More

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Could not visit the Pine Ridge Reservation without visiting Wounded Knee. One cannot visit this very sad and spiritual place and not leave unchanged. The road getting up the hill is a little hard to navigate so we parked halfway up and walked the rest of the way. The cemetary surrounding the mass graves has many old graves as well... More

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