Few places have stirred my emotions like the time I visited Wounded Knee, South Dakota. This is a very somber place that marks two very sad moments in our history. Native Americans have been treated very poorly in our history and still do not have a fair voice in our society as of today. I strongly recommend anyone visiting the Great American Landmarks such as Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills in and around Rapid City to take the extra time to drive out to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and visit the Wounded Knee site. You truly can’t know greatness until you also understand the mistakes that were made along the way to obtain that greatness. Here is more information on the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Photos taken in South Dakota.
Badlands National Park in South Dakota is located just outside of Rapid City. I visited this park a few times while living there. Everytime I visited I was not disappointed. I took these photos during the Winter of 2011. I virtually had the park to myself and the lighting couldn’t have been better. This is one of those days that I remember very well, because I had such a good time. For more information Badlands National Park, South Dakota please click the link.
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and Angostura Reservoir are located near each other. Angostura is a popular place among fisherman and is also very good place to take photos in the Black Hills. The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is also good place for photos if there are any horses in the vicinity of the road. I was lucky and was able to get a few photos of a heard that was kept just off of the road. I used my Canon A2 and black and white film to take these photos. This was an experiment for me and I actually lost this roll of film only to discover it a few years later.