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The National Historic Landmark at the Wounded Knee Cemetary encompasses 870 acres.
The National Historic Landmark at the Wounded Knee Cemetary encompasses 870 acres.
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October 8, 2014

Wounded Knee Convenience Store Plans Questioned

The Ogala Sioux Tribe's plans to build a convenience store near the historic Wounded Knee Cemetery has prompted several questions about development within the National Historic Landmark boundaries, the Rapid City Journal reports.

"The cemetery is the final resting place for victims of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre who were buried in a mass grave near where they died at the hands of the Seventh Cavalry. The area was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1981; the landmark encompasses 870 acres in the Wounded Knee Creek valley," reports the Journal.

OST's own historic preservation officer said he will recommend moving any new store outside the landmark boundaries. In addition, officials from other tribes said they would like to be consulted on the project because they have ancestors buried in the cemetery.

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