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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

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I just visited in July 2018. I was visiting Red Cloud Indian School and had asked in advance if I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Meg C
Eye Opening

A large highway marker greats you with information on the Massacre and a little way from the marker... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
richlee1975
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A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I just visited in July 2018. I was visiting Red Cloud Indian School and had asked in advance if I could get a guide to bring me to Wounded Knee, as I had read from reviews online that it might not be good to go...More

4  Thank Meg C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A large highway marker greats you with information on the Massacre and a little way from the marker individuals offer information and sell wonderful beautiful Native American jewelry. The individuals talkative and funny a lot of personality from this one women who the others said...More

Thank richlee1975
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument represents a very dark day in the history of the United States. Although it is a bit of a drive, it is worth a visit to learn more and not forget this historical atrocity.

Thank Nan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Wounded Knee had been our intention since reading 'Bury My Heart' many years ago. We expected more, much more. Given the importance of this site to the whole of the genesis of the USA it's scandalous how poorly it's maintained. We're Brits so we...More

2  Thank Foodange
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just wanted to be here and to see the place. I wanted to snap a few pics, pay my respects and leave. Instead I spent the day here and this is why... Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect. The board which describes the...More

3  Thank John B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews here and were glad we did about the warnings about the panhandlers. As soon as we arrived in the parking lot across from the memorial and cemetery adjacent to where the local native artisans sale their wares, we heard someone yelling...More

4  Thank BedCab
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a part of Americas history that shows and reminds us of what we did wrong. The actual area, it would be nice if it was kept up more and had a building to house historical photos and items. I would love to see...More

1  Thank Ireena K
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mr. Elk provided a succinct history unlike any that one will get in mainstream education. He was under the pine pole awning behind the red sign. He was patient, impassioned and very clear about what happened here. We all wept for the terrible things that...More

1  Thank derf420
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

A friend said we'd spend less than an hour there. It ended up that we spent more than 90 minutes. We stopped by the red signs and made our way down to the stands where we were greeted by a delightful man who shared far...More

3  Thank Dawn A
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This is such a sad piece of History. It's unfortunate. Hundreds of Native Americans were slaughtered for what purpose? The American creed should be kill kill kill. Not Prosper, Liberty and pursuit of happiness.

2  Thank Killer K
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oldybutgoody60
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to the public, and there is no charge to stop and read the informational billboard or to visit the little cemetery at the top of the small hill or ridge across the road. However, you may want to consider... More
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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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