Wounded Knee Museum and Lakota Ways, "A Cultural Experience" proposed facility 2013

Our new location will feature our friends at Lakota Ways right next to us! We look forward to opening this season and moving forward past the devastating fire we suffered in September. The fire destroyed most of our exhibits and the building, but we are working hard to restore the museum and come back stronger in 2013.

New Wounded Knee Museum Design Concept

New Location for the Wounded Knee Museum, coming in 2013. This is the new design concept for the museum.

Reliving the Sand Creek Massacre

148 years ago on November 29th, 1864, soldiers led by Colonel John Chivington attacked and slaughtered about 163 peaceful Indians on a government reservation in Sand Creek, Colorado.

Today, many descendants and people affected by the massacre have come forward trying to claim justice for what happened to their ancestors. Many others are just discovering their ties to the event 148 years ago.

Shirley Wells discovered her ties to the massacre in 1990 while researching her family tree. Wells was moved after finding out her relationship to the massacre saying, "It is sad, but it makes me feel good my ancestors would be willing to sacrifice their lives for us," she said. "I know they are in heaven and always watching down on us."

Read more about this from the Denver Post