DescriptionThe village of Pine Ridge is located on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Some 20 miles northeast of town is the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre, where on Dec. 29, 1890, the U.S. Army surrounded a Lakota encampment with orders to surrender all weapons. An errant shot was fired, and resulting Army gunfire killed some 250 Native Americans. A stone pillar marks the common grave shared by those who lost their lives. Also killed were 25 soldiers; their remains are buried at the Pine Ridge Agency.
The Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has a few displays about cowboy and Native American lore and local wildlife as well as a veterans' exhibit and works by local artists.
Visitor InfoPine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center 7900 Lakota Prairie Dr. KYLE, SD 57752. Phone:(605)455-2685
Things to SeeThe Heritage Center