CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 1973
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(Studio) Impasse at Wounded Knee may be near climax.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Govt. has given Indians ultimatum to leave Wounded Knee by sundown or be forced out by troops. Both sides still hoping for peaceful end of incident. Indians stand firm in demand for removal Sioux tribal president, thorough investigation BIA, and Senator hearings on broken Indian treaties. Some residents Wounded Knee leaving area in anticipation violence. Methodist bishop, James Armstrong, proposes cease-fire. Indians agree, but with reservations. [AIM leader Carter CAMP - says accepting cease-fire so negotiation Indian demands can resume.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams
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