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Siege of Wounded Knee

On February 27, 1973, 200 American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders and supporters occupied the South Dakota reservation town of Wounded Knee, site of the infamous massacre of 300 Sioux by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry in 1890. Reporters on the scene relay information about the takeover.

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  • Siege of Wounded Knee
    Siege of Wounded Knee

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    On February 27, 1973, 200 American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders and supporters occupied the South Dakota reservation town of Wounded Knee, site of the infamous massacre of 300 Sioux by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry in 1890. Reporters on the scene relay information about the takeover.

    Audio Clip (3:18)
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  • Wounded Knee Siege Ends
    Wounded Knee Siege Ends

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    On May 6, 1973, 71 days after the American Indian Movement (AIM) held the South Dakota town of Wounded Knee hostage, a report recaps the events of the takeover and the subsequent agreement to end the occupation. The siege had been staged to call attention to government mistreatment of Native Americans.

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