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American Indian Movement / Wounded Knee #227558

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 12, 1973
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(s) Feds. putting road blocks up again around Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Town occupied by Indians. Grand jury convenes in Sioux Falls to investigate Feb. 22 takeover of town.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) 1 FBI agent wounded by Indians. Indians declare besieged area independent nation FBI concerned over growing number weapons in area. Many white armed outsiders filtering in. Govt. suspends negotiations with Indians. (Interior Department spokesperson Jack MURPHY - says negotiations suspended because of Indian threats to shoot any fed. officials entering besieged area.] [AIM leader Dennis BANKS - says after Wounded Knee will be no more confrontations between AIM leaders and government]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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