By Ryan Lengerich
The building is 80 percent wiped out, and the 30 exhibits inside the 2,600-square-foot structure are a total loss after the fire Sunday night.
"It's like a parent losing a child, that is how we are feeling right now," Steve Wyant, the museum co-founder, said Thursday.
Wyant couldn't put an estimate on the building and museum's cost. He expects a full report from fire officials to detail the cause more specifically.
It kind of belongs there, and it would draw tourists to Pine Ridge. If the owner cares about the Lakota, he should promote them, not their ancestors.
For more on the subject, see Pine Ridge Needs Tourism and The Wounded Knee Museum.