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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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24 helpful votes 24 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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