Journey to Wounded Knee
Badlands National Park
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.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 47.88′ N, 102° 7.326′ W. Marker is in Interior, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is on State Highway 240. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wall SD 57790, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jungle on a Seabed (approx. 4.8 miles away); Born of Volcanos (approx. 7˝ miles away); High Security (approx. 9.4 miles away); Cliff Shelf Nature Trail (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Regarding Journey to Wounded Knee.
Good Times at the Badlands
People are drawn to the rugged beauty of the Badlands. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
National Park Service
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 24, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.