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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

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Wounded Knee, SD
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A Sobering Reminder of a Shameful Episode in Our Nation's History

When I was in school, many decades ago, I was never told about Wounded Knee, Sand Creek, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven B
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Dallas, Texas
Wounded knee massacre site

After reading a few reviews of wounded knee I almost didn't go. A guy asked for $ for the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave M
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was in school, many decades ago, I was never told about Wounded Knee, Sand Creek, the so-called "battle" of the Washita, the Indian Removal Act, etc. Today, as a History professor, I make sure that my students learn the truth about how the...More

1  Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading a few reviews of wounded knee I almost didn't go. A guy asked for $ for the museum. It was really cool and worth the trip. The aggression wasn't stronger than a panhandler in anytown USA. I always ask locals, about what's safe....More

3  Thank Dave M
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from Pine Ridge reservation and were fortunate to be welcomed by Valery Brown Eyes at the roadside table where she is licensed to sell jewelry handcrafted by her extended family. What a beautiful storyteller she is! Stories of...More

2  Thank caros8
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Me and my friend drove there after volunteering on a spay neuter mission at the Pine Ridge Reservation we wanted to see some historic sights. We pulled up and were immediately accosted by a local who appeared to be drunk or high. We locked ourselves...More

8  Thank Susan G
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

We were approached for money. I read the reviews before going and thought someone would be there with Indian jewelry for purchase. No one was there but a truck roared up the hill with someone running up the other side until we got in the...More

17  Thank countrytraveler2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

This was one site we wanted to visit during our trip to the mid west (Family of 5). The site is essentially a lay by off the road with the memorial on the hill nearby. Very surprising that it is not given the care, attention...More

5  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

I really wasn't certain what to expect but had looked forward to visiting Wounded Knee on Pine Ridge Reservation for over two years. What I found was more than just a board with information, a large field and a cemetery with a 2-pillars entrance --,...More

12  Thank calimel10
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is one of the most historical places in the United States. In revenge for defeating Custer on the field of battle, with honor, at the Little Big Horn, the 7th Calvary surrounded a poor wintering village of Lakota people, old people, woman, children, men....More

17  Thank Low_Hertz
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

The story on the sign, while brief, adequately explains the horror of the day. Women and children massacred by the Army. Sad.

3  Thank John G K
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Although this is just south of the White River visitor center in the south side of Badlands National Park, it's very under visited. Someone stationed there for Q&A said they get about fifteen people a day. I really think it's a must-see in connection with...More

5  Thank Carianne C
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Dannii J
October 30, 2017|
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Response from Low_Hertz | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I lived on the Reservation near there for three years. Rent a car. The closest town to stay at is White Clay, but Hot Springs is close and has many great places to stay. When in Hot Springs, you MUST go to Evans... More
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Flasister2015
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
The monument was erected in 1903. The graveyard was declared a national monument in 1990.
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esandil
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you contact the Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, SD. Their contact information is 600 Main St, Wall, SD 57790 · (605) 279-2573 They also have a website.
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