Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Wounded Knee, SD
Wounded Knee (Lakhota Cankpe Opi) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shannon County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 328 at the 2000 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. On December 29, 1890 , in the same area, the United States 7th Cavalry killed over 300 men, women and children who were being transported to the Sioux reservation at Pine Ridge (see: Wounded Knee massacre). The American Indian Movement (AIM) occupied the Pine Ridge Reservation near Wounded Knee in protest against the federal government on February 27, 1973. A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the AIM ensued. Th...
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