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American Indian Movement / Wounded Knee #227535

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1973
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(Studio) Ldrs. radical American Indian Movement still hold 12 hostages at Wounded Knee. South Dakota Senators George McGovern and James Abourezk fly to area and try to mediate dispute.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Wounded Knee now armed camp. Indians feel FBI agents guarding roads into Wounded Knee may storm camp. Indians charge BIA with corruption and mismanagement. FBI agent tries to negotiate release 12 hostages, but unsuccessful. [McGOVERN - says will try to get hostages released.] [AIM leader Russell MEANS - says didn't invite McGovern, who is like Gens. Crook, Sheridan and Custer. Invited only Abourezk.] [Hostage Father Paul MANHART - says doesn't wish to leave Wounded Knee.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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