Journey to Wounded Knee

Journey to Wounded Knee (HM166O)

Location: Wall, SD 57790 Pennington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 47.88', W 102° 7.326'

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Badlands National Park

Journey to Wounded Knee-December 24, 1890 a bitter Christmas Eve wind rattled the wagon in which Minneconjou Chief Big Foot lay waiting while his people cleared a pass down the Badlands Wall. Several hours of hard work with axes and spades made the disused trail passable. The band of 350 men, women, and children continued their flight from units of the United States Army.

Big Foot was ill, close to death, and disillusioned by the broken promises of Whites and by the lack of unity among Indians. His agony would last only five days. On December 29th, he, nearly 200 of his people, and 30 soldiers would die in the massacre at Wounded Knee, 65 miles to the south.

HM NumberHM166O
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 731518 N 4853463
Decimal Degrees43.79800000, -102.12210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 47.88', W 102° 7.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 47' 52.80" N, 102° 7' 19.56" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 239-241 Unnamed Road, Wall SD 57790, US
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