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The arch at the Wounded Knee grave site on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation can be seen in this 2003 photo. (Photo by Phil Konstatin via Wikimedia Commons)
The arch at the Wounded Knee grave site on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation can be seen in this 2003 photo. (Photo by Phil Konstatin via Wikimedia Commons)

Volunteers repair Wounded Knee gravesite arch

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

WOUNDED KNEE (AP) -- A group of volunteers repaired an archway that marks a mass grave where Sioux men, women and children were killed near Wounded Knee Creek.

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Julian Brown Eyes owns a masonry company in Rapid City. He and a group of volunteers did the repair work.

Brown Eyes' daughter Juliana is doing a documentary on the site. She says the archway repair is a Valentine's Day gift of love.

The media reports the documentary will make its debut in May.

The massacre happened in 1890. U.S. Army cavalry soldiers were searching a Sioux camp for weapons when gunfire broke out. More than 150 Sioux were indiscriminately shot.

The site on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was also the location of an American Indian Movement protest in 1973.

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