National Park Service



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United States Department of the Interior • National Park Service • Denver Service Center


This Study of Alternatives and Environmental Assessment considers three alternatives to commemorate the tragedy that took place at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, on December 29, 1890. Each of these alternatives would acknowledge the massacre, memorialize the Lakota victims, and interpret the significance of the site. In accordance with National Park Service (NPS) policies, and to reflect the full range of alternatives mentioned by the public, a no-action alternative has also been considered. Under this alternative existing conditions at the Wounded Knee site would be continued, and a national memorial or park would not be established.