Pine Ridge Reservation

A sunrise silhouette of the entrance to the Wounded Knee Massacre memorial in South Dakota. (Getty Images)

Wounded Knee Massacre monument vandalized, damaged

BY: - September 20, 2023

A monument erected over a century ago to honor tribal leaders killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre was broken and vandalized earlier this month on the Pine Ridge Reservation. A decorative element resembling an urn was pulled off the top of the monument, despite being held in place by a pin or rod. The element […]

Lakota children gather and sing around a drum during the ground blessing for the new Maȟpíya Lúta, formerly Red Cloud Indian School, Heritage Center on Sept. 14, 2023, in Pine Ridge. (Photo by Amelia Schafer, ICT/Rapid City Journal)

Ground blessing marks Pine Ridge’s first stand-alone museum

BY: - September 19, 2023

PINE RIDGE — The new Màpíya Lúta, formerly Red Cloud Indian School, Heritage Center will mark the first stand-alone museum on the Pine Ridge Reservation and will feature one of the largest art collections in South Dakota. “This was one of the institutions that suppressed our culture, but here it is evolving into a place […]