KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Fire Destroys Wounded Knee Massacre Museum



Bookmark and Share

An electrical fire has destroyed a museum in South Dakota dedicated to the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
 
The Sunday fire burned 80 percent of the building in the town of Wall along with the 30 exhibits inside. Museum co-founder Steve Wyant says "it's like a parent losing a child."
 
Wyant says fire investigators determined the blaze started in faulty wiring beneath the floor. He's still compiling a monetary loss.
 
The museum detailed the events of Dec. 29, 1890, when U.S Army soldiers demanding the surrender of Lakota Indians opened fire. About 300 men, women and children died.
 
The 10-year-old museum drew about 7,500 people each year.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

City Leaders Learn More About 'Ripple Effect'   story with video

Hundreds of thousands of dollars could be on the line, if it is determined ...

Fulton Woman's Death Not Suspicious

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Fulton woman. The body of 64 year old ...

SBA Reaches Out To Storm Victims  story with video

It's been over a month since powerful storms plowed through South Dakota and ...

City Inspecting Sump Pumps In SF Homes  story with video  Jul. 22

Sioux Falls Written Into Hit Television Show  story with video  Jul. 22

Wal-Mart Prepping for Sioux Falls Opening  Jul. 22

City Of Lead Establishes Parks Improvement Fund  Jul. 22

Rebels Release Bodies  story with video  Jul. 22

Rapid City Officials Say Campfire Started Blaze  Jul. 22

Terror Threats: 10 Years Later  story with video  Jul. 22

Fruit Sold At Sam's Club, Costco Recalled  Jul. 22

Update: RAGBRAI Rider Dies In Northern Iowa  Jul. 22

Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal New Year's Crash  Jul. 22

Sioux Falls Police, Fire Rescue Hiring  Jul. 22

ND Wants Specifics On Backlogged Grain Shipments  Jul. 22

Update: Pierre Swimming Pool Reopens After Evacuation  Jul. 22

Shannon County Name Change Proposal OK'd For Vote  Jul. 22

FX Series "Fargo" Will Be Set In Sioux Falls  Jul. 22

Dakotas Lead US In Economic Well-Being For Kids  Jul. 22

SD Gets Over $294K To Digitize Historic Newspapers  Jul. 22

KDLT News Archive
     

FX Series "Fargo" Will Be Set In Sioux Falls

The FX network is planning a second season of "Fargo" ...

Update: RAGBRAI Rider Dies In Northern Iowa

A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died ...

Sioux Falls Written Into Hit Television Show  story with video

The hit show “Fargo” on the FX network has ...

City Inspecting Sump Pumps In SF Homes  story with video  Jul. 22

Fruit Sold At Sam's Club, Costco Recalled  Jul. 22

Sioux Falls Police, Fire Rescue Hiring  Jul. 22

Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal New Year's Crash  Jul. 22

Wal-Mart Prepping for Sioux Falls Opening  Jul. 22

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top