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Address: Wounded Knee, SD
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A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.

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Those who forget the past...

While certainly not a flashy stop, the people who sell their wares are quite knowledgeable of this site. I was at first dismayed by the lack of info/museums. Then after speaking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew C
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So happy to finally make the trip to pay my respect to those killed and Wounded Knee Creek on 12/29/1890 and burred here in a mass grave in this active cemetery. Also paid respect to some killed at this site in 1973 in a stand off with the Federal Government, the American Indian Movement and tribal leaders. I was able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While certainly not a flashy stop, the people who sell their wares are quite knowledgeable of this site. I was at first dismayed by the lack of info/museums. Then after speaking with tribe members, I understood this kind of "hype" was something they want to avoid. I'm of the opinion to let them treat this PAST memory in any manner... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Indian council should get more signs and information about the site. We would have loved to have seen more there. The history of the area is important to understand the relationship between the Sioux and the US Cavalry and settlers. Fascinating history that should be expounded on at this site.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I traveled to the Wounded Knee Monument on our "Western Tour '16". It was difficult I find, but I was looking forward to arriving and stepping into a museum that would give me information about the history, characters, and other facts about the terrible massacre that occurred there. All that was there was a large sign describing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place you visit to sit on your phone or to pass by for "fun." Wounded Knee is a place for education, rememberance, and respect. It's a fantastic visit and trip to make if you wish to understand the incident and respect the traditions and values of 19th century Native Americans. I'm removing a rating because of... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit to Wounded Knee is a pilgrimage to remembrance, to there where we are driven to be mindful of and reflect upon the sad choices that we humans sometimes make, and worse, the persistent, continued widespread endorsement that those choices receive... Wounded Knee is well-marked on the map and easy to get to. We saw an attempt to create... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad not only for the massacre that happened and sad that the Tribal Government has not erected a fitting memorial and information center. There were plenty of beggars and trinket salespersons to impart information. Shame on the Tribal Government and shame on the BIA for not assisting in providing a meaningful monument.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Wounded Knee Massacre Site while staying on the Pine Ridge Reservation for a weeklong mission trip. The history of this site, as told to us by Harold Eagle Bull, is a solemn reminder of the tragic events that have occurred in this country. The site includes a board that summarizes the history of the massacre and the... More 

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Bismarck, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wounded Knee, WOW, once you read the sacrifice the Ogallala Sioux people made and the largest Massacre in the United States of America of 300 Women, children and men you'll find a understanding of the destructive changes a loving race has endured. So much here if you look, bear in mind the closest Wal-Mart is 70 miles in another State.... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I went here with a group of loud, noisy Americans. We had a great hour long presentation by a descendant of one of those who survived the massacre beforehand. He told us about the cemetery at the top of the hill and said that the massacre was spread around a five mile radius. Consequently, I was not prepared for the... More 

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