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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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Not really accessible in the winter

I visited the site of the massacre and the monument that sites NW of the site. Someone titled their review "an important place in US history not getting the respect it deserves... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited the site of the massacre and the monument that sites NW of the site. Someone titled their review "an important place in US history not getting the respect it deserves" - this is exactly how I felt/what I thought when I visited. There was nothing around, the roads were terrible, and there was just one sign commemorating what... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I heard about the massacre here years before visiting this place, and looked forward to paying respects to the site of this horrible massacre. This place was unfortunetly nothing like i thought it would be. When we first pulled up at the parking area with the information sign we were approached by locals asking for donations and selling trinkets at... More 

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Tulsa Ok
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I had not even parked my car & I was being approached by someone asking for a "donation" then a vehicle pulled in behind me & was selling jewelry. When I said I didn't have any cash they offered to follow me into town to an ATM and I could buy them gas. I felt extremely vulnerable & left. And... More 

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Bonnybridge bridge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Drove miles out of my way to see this monument to a very sad episode in history .The back ground is as I expected but the monument is a little neglected made worse by the young man asking for money .if you are into US history it's a good place to visit otherwise give it a miss .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Being familiar with the history of the site (I recommend Dee Brown) helps one to apprreciate the purpose of this memorial This is the site of the massacre that virtually ended the "Indian Wars". The monument itself is the final resting place for those placed in the common grave. Across road is the ditch where Hotchkiss guns were trained. We... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A very neglected part of American history - site of the US cavalry's revenge for Little Bighorn. All the site consists of is a description board and a couple of roadside stalls selling trinkets and jewellery Across the road is a closed museum/visitor centre which shut down in the 70's due to lack of funding More should be made of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Do some research before you visit this place so you will know what you are looking at while you are there. It is very sad. It pretty run down and neglected. I don't understand why this doesn't look like Arlington National Cemetery. God knows we have the money for everything else. Just remember, be respectful.

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Southampton
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The cemetery and monument were in reasonable shape but evrything else here was sadly neglected - no guidance as to what happened where apart from a large double sided storyboard. As reported elsewhere there were a number of Indians seeking "donations". Depressing visit after great anticipation.

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I wanted to have a deep reflective experience here, pay respect and memorialize the terrible event. Unfortunately, that's not what happened. After driving an hour and a half to get there, we found the memorial. We pulled into a very small parking area, and our car was surrounded immediately by beggars. Not people selling their crafts, but beggars. Men, women,... More 

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here on our way home and were appalled at the condition of the reservation. I think it is deplorable what is left of this Lakota tribe and the huge problems they have on the reservation. That being said, I find it unbelievable that the memorial is in such disaray and not taken care of. It was pitiful. There... More 

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