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American Indian Movement / Wounded Knee #227386

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) At Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of 1890 Indian massacre, 200 Indians seize control Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation. Take 10 hostages.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota) Mbrs. American Indian Movement seize reservation trading post. Indians want investigation into mismanagement and corruption in BIA. AIM leader Russell Means wants negotiating teams from Senator Edward Kennedy's office to help settle matter. [MEANS - says whites must negotiate or kill Indians.] [Hostage Clive GILDERSLEEVE - says feels Indians won't harm hostages.] [Wife Agnes GILDERSLEEVE - talks by phone with husband. Tells him his trading Post store ransacked.] FBI agents surround reservation. AIM members shoot at low flying police planes during morning, but stop in afternoon.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(Studio) Senator Kennedy says nothing can be done until hostages released.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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