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Very Poignant

This was one site we wanted to visit during our trip to the mid west (Family of 5). The site is... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Mike W
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England, United Kingdom
Sacred ground at Wounded Knee.....

I really wasn't certain what to expect but had looked forward to visiting Wounded Knee on Pine... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
calimel10
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Fresno, California
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A small monument to the natives killed in the Wounded Knee massacre.
  • Excellent43%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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Reviewed 26 December 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

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Reviewed 5 October 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

4  Thank calimel10
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Reviewed 3 October 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

6  Thank Low_Hertz
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

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

Thank John G K
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I was very keen on visiting the site, since it has such a prominent role in the history of this country. Unfortunately,not only were we discouraged by the images and reviews,we were also very disappointed at the info we got after we had inquired at...More

1  Thank Lotte F
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Reviewed 7 September 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

3  Thank Carianne C
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The cemetery contains the graves of many Native Americans and a monument about the massacre in 1890. I found it atmospheric, poignant and overwhelmingly sad. Makes you ashamed to be "the white man". At the car park we met and spoke to Valerie Brown Eyes...More

4  Thank Joan F
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

What should be an opportunity to teach people about a sad part of history has been desecrated by the residents of the Pine Ridge reservation. As we drove up to the cemetery, 2 vans followed us & immediately accosted us selling trinkets & and asking...More

1  Thank Beth L
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I happened to be passing through Wounded Knee on my way to South Dakota and stopped to learn more about the massacre and its historical significance. I was grateful to learn more about life on the reservation by the ladies who were selling handcrafts next...More

Thank gruvychicn
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This monument deserves more attention than it gets. The massacre was a sad moment in history and deserves greater acknowledgement and recognition. There is a sign at the field and then a burial area across the street and up the hill.

Thank kadct
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Dannii J
31 October 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
1 May 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
25 January 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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