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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument, Wounded Knee
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  • The site of the massacre of the Indians Miniconjou Lakota in South Dakota's loan of sadness and misery. Located on the Pine Ridge Indian reserve (the poorest place in the United States) it is here that about 250 Indians (maybe even more) who, weary of wars and harassment suffered by the US military, had decided to go under the authority of their Chief Big Foot. Soldiers alive nerves have not withstood a shot out of the sioux camp. Result the massacre of Wounded Knee, where men, women, old people and children are being butchered on December 29, 1890. Nothing of these places. A large panel traces the history of the massacre and a little out of the way, on a hill, overlooks a cemetery that seems abandoned so he made poor. A common grave where buried Big Foot and his main soldiers is simply covered with a sober Memorial where the names of the victims. It's sad to cry and seems forgotten by all. It is far from the pomp of the Little Bighorn site (Little Big Horn Battlefield Monument) where a few years earlier, on June 25, 1876, the 7th Cavalry troops commanded by General Custer (and his faithful Major Reno) have massacred by nearly 2,000 Indians. If you are interested in the difficult and tragic history of the Indian wars and the conquest of the West at the end of the 19th century, made the trip by Wounded Knee you will not regret it and will be moved by the sadness of the place. And if you want to learn more, be sure to read two books covering this story: "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee" by Dee Brown and "It's a beautiful day to die" of James Welch (but which deals more at length of Little Big Horn).
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  • 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 fo...  more »
  • 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 .i...  more »