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American Indian Movement / Wounded Knee #227713

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 1973
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(Studio) Armored personnel carriers move into area around Wounded Knee, South Dakota, where 200 members American Indian Movement hold town.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Hostages held earlier by Indians released. South Dakota Senators George McGovern and James Abourezk meet with Indians. Indians want Congress to investigate loss of Indian lands. Wants BIA investigated for corruption. Indians angered by news-that home of AIM member fire bombed in nearby Pine Ridge. Today authorities say house caught fire because of faulty wiring. Food supplies running low in Wounded Knee. Former hostages remain with Indians by free choice.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(Studio) AIM leader Clyde Vernon Bellecourt asks United Nations to look into plight of Indians.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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