The unbroken American history of native oppression is not lost on Rattler, a marine veteran, truck driver and cardcarrying Oglala Lakota Sioux Indian who lives on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota in 1890 at Wounded Knee the. SIOUX FALLS, SD A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling Tribal members say the man who owns a piece of the Wounded Knee National Historic. The Oglala Sioux Tribe occupies a seemingly prime piece of South Dakota blessing of Wounded Knee residents. Nevertheless, South Dakota has contributed to the union in ways that extend well beyond the Northern Plains Heres a look at 10 of the people, places and events that have helped put the nations 40th or 39th, maybe state on the. the issue of Wounded Knee has come full circle in Hollywood Brando died in 2004 In 1975, he posted a $30,000 bond for AIM activist Russell Means who was charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a man near. The Pine Ridge Reservation captured the nations attention on February 27, 1973 when nearly 200 activists of the American Indian Movement AIM seized the community of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. So as I researched what to do in South Dakota Getting to Wounded Knee was a full day trip, mostly because the reservation has spotty cell service, which means no GPS, and the old fashioned map I was using didnt reflect the. WOUNDED Knee Photo Some of the more than 200 Indians who completed the 220mile Big Foot Memorial Ride burning sage yesterday in a spiritual ceremony on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota. SIOUX FALLS The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members The father of three from Bogue Chitto, Ala, traveled to South Dakota in April 1973 to. including guns from the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre and a ceremonial pipe that belonged to one of the most respected tribal chiefs Bidding for items gathered from the late 1880s through the early 1900s on South.