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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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I have visited many battlefields around the world but this one really affected me. The guide really told you the Indian side of the story with historical pictures and articles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Albert C
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Aurora
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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to visit and the feelings were just overwhelming! It was very sad but yet the wonderful people we met gave us hope? I recommend that you visit if your ever in SD. Bring your Kleenex!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting & emotional at the same time. We were lucky enough to visit with a local woman, could have listened to her stories ALL day. The site itself is less than I thought it would be, but bigger isn't always better.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to psy my respects to the almost 300 Sioux who were massacred and buried here by the US Calvary in 1890. Sadly, it is run down. Worse, kids w Came up to me right awat asking for money for school supplies. Then adultsvwanted me to pay an admission fee! Its free and open to the public. A local... More 

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Aurora
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited many battlefields around the world but this one really affected me. The guide really told you the Indian side of the story with historical pictures and articles. The site itself was underwhelming but there is a cemetery on the hill that has a mass grave of the victims.

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1 Thank Albert C
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank Dave M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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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Thank Gina A
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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 July 6, 2016 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 July 4, 2016

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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