Post by Diane Merkel on Nov 12, 2006 10:39:52 GMT -5
This is a narrative museum, which means that the exhibits follow a path through the story of the Wounded Knee massacre. Visitors will be able to learn about a large number of topics related to the massacre through text, pictures, graphics, a model of the massacre site, and a special Remembrance Room honoring the victims of Wounded Knee. There are over two dozen exhibits covering everything from pre-Columbian America to current issues like the use of Indian mascots for sports teams in addition to an in-depth study of the Wounded Knee massacre itself.
Stopped by the museum once on the way to Rapid and bought a book. But, having our 6 year old twins with us at the time, going through wasn't practical. My goal is to get back there and see the rest of the museum. If any makes it up here to Pierre, there is a segment of the Cultural Heritage Center focusing on Wounded Knee including photos, a Ghost Dance shirt and a round similar to those fired that day from Hotchkiss guns.