SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Forty years after the 71-day occupation at Wounded Knee, there is still lots of pain and many questions about what truly happened, according to an author of a new book examining the occupation and the last meeting between all the major players.
WOUNDED KNEE (AP) — A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident who found herself in the middle of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation said Wednesday amid ceremonial gunfire and chants that little has changed since the fatal standoff.
"It just caused a complete awareness all over the world about Indian people and the struggle they'd been going through here in our own country," said Clyde Bellecourt, who helped found the AIM movement in the late 1960s.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One of the country's poorest Native American tribes wants to buy a historically significant piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were killed, but tribal leaders say the nearly $4 million price tag for a property appraised at less than $7,000 is just too much.
WOUNDED KNEE — The Oglala Sioux Tribe occupies a seemingly prime piece of South Dakota — a vast, scenic reservation that stands near a crossroads for tourists visiting Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the historic Old West town of Deadwood and other popular sites.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Aside from brief confrontations between federal officials and American Indian Movement leaders, a two-day conference that brought together all sides of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation went fairly smoothly.
Until the final session.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — American Indian Movement founder Clyde Bellecourt lashed out at the son of a former FBI agent who was in charge during the Wounded Knee takeover in 1973 on Friday at a conference meant to foster reconciliation.
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