Wounded Knee Massacre Site

Historic Site in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

The massacre site, 16 miles northeast of Pine Ridge town, is marked by a faded sign. It helps to read up on the events before you arrive. The mass grave, often frequented by people looking for donations, sits atop the hill near a church. Small memorials appear daily amid the stones listing dozens of names such as Horn Cloud. It's a desolate place, with sweeping views.