About Wounded Knee, South Dakota

Wounded Knee (Lakota: ?a?kpé Opí) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shannon County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 382 at the 2010 census.The town is named for the Wounded Knee Creek which runs through the region. 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, occupied by the Oglala Lakota (Sioux).

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  • Population Total: 382
  • Square Miles: 1.1
  • Area Code: 605
  • Elevation: 3235
  • Postal Codes: 57794
  • Timezone: Mountain