Wounded Knee, South Dakota

Wounded Knee (Lakota: Čaŋkpé Opí[3]) is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 364 at the 2020 census.[4]

Wounded Knee, South Dakota
Čaŋkpé Opí
Wounded Knee in 2005
Wounded Knee
Location within the state of South Dakota
Wounded Knee
Wounded Knee (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°8′38″N 102°22′4″W
Country United States
State South Dakota
CountyOglala Lakota
Area
  Total1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
  Land1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,235 ft (986 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total364
  Density347.3/sq mi (136.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
57794
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-72900[1]
GNIS feature ID1265714[2]

The town is named for the Wounded Knee Creek which runs through the region.[5] The bones and heart of the Sioux chief Crazy Horse were reputedly buried along this creek by his family following his death in 1877. The town lies within the Pine Ridge Reservation, territory of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux).


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