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Pawnee, Oklahoma / Hair Dispute #23768

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 02, 1973
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(Studio) In Pawnee, OK, some Indians not getting education because of hair length.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Pawnee, OK) Wayne Moore, 13, kept out of school. [MOORE - says he's proud to be an Indian.] [Pawnee schools superintendent H. Leroy HOLLOWAY - believes dress and mannerism part of education.] Holloway questioned if school and community beliefs should be imposed on Indians wanting to wear hair differently. [HOLLOWAY - thinks Indians should abide by rules as long as they're in community and within school system.] [Wilson MOORE - believes Wayne should continue looking like an Indian; long hair can't hurt education.] [Virginia MOORE - displays state map with long haired Indian. Real Indian with long hair constitutes different values, according to community.] [HOLLOWAY - disagrees with Wayne's reasons for wearing long hair.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) Mistake from story's beginning corrected.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Dobbs, Greg;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:10

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