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Zip codes in the city: 57794.

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Funeral Homes near Wounded Knee

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Cicmanec Chamberlain Pier Funeral
101 N Main St
Gordon, NE 69343
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Sioux Funeral Home
Po Box 277
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Facts about Wounded Knee, South Dakota

Wounded Knee (Lakota: Čaŋkpé Opí) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 382 at the 2010 census.The town is named for the Wounded Knee Creek which runs through the region. The bones and heart of the Sioux chief Crazy Horse were reputedly buried along this creek by his family following his death in 1877. The town lies within the Pine Ridge Reservation, territory of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux).

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History

Wounded Knee (Lakota language Cankpe Opi) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shannon County, South Dakota County, South Dakota, United States. ('see:' Wounded Knee Incident). The population was 328 at the United States Census, 2000 census.

On December 29, 1890, in the same area, the United States US 7th Cavalry Regiment Cavalry killed more than 300 men, women and children who were being relocated to the Sioux reservation at Pine Ridge ('see:' Wounded Knee massacre). A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the AIM ensued. They began the occupation on February 27.

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