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Indian Slayed #20080

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1972
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(Studio) On February 12, 51 year old Ogallala Sioux Indian was beaten, stripped, forced to dance before a crowd in American Legion dance hall in Gordon, Nebraska. Indian, Yellow Thunder, seen next day, then vanished for week after which he was found dead. 5 people arrested. Representatives from 55 tribes in 35 states met, marched on Gordon where they vow to remain until justice done.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Gordon, Nebraska) Indians living in and near Gordon are harassed by whites. [Victim's niece, Arlene LAMONT - says Indians want to unite for action.] Indians angry because 5 whites were charged with manslaughter, not murder. [American Indian Mvt., Dennis BANKS - says Indian grand jury and board of inquiry be established.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) Nebraska legislature orders state attorney general to investigate Mr. Yellow Thunder's death and Indian protest.

Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem

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