CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 1975
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(Studio) FBI manhunt at Pine Ridge conts. 16 sought with regard to shoot-out killing 2 FBI agents, 1 Indian. Shoot-out near Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota) Pine Ridge reservation split into factions: supporters of American Indian Mvt. and opposers of it. 1973 Wounded Knee uprising resulted in climate of hate, pitting full-blooded Indians against those of mixed blood. [Supt. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pine Ridge reservation, Kendall CUMMING - says guns are everywhere, used too often.] Indians now killing Indians. [Oglala Traditional Treaty Council, Pine Ridge, Gladys BISSONETTE - notes Indians on reservation have lived in terror since 1973 Wounded Knee.] Pol. division noted. Elected tribal leadership opposes AIM. [Oglala Sioux Trial chairperson Dick WILSON - comments with regard to situation.] [National director American Indian Mvt. Dennis BANKS - notes hatred between AIM and non-AIM people.] Armed Indian family visits Wounded Knee memorial. [Unidentified MAN - interviewed.] [REPORTER - says "Somebody just took a shot at us."] Auto chase ensues. Historical background of conflict summarized; Wounded Knee - 1890 noted.
REPORTER: Chris Kelly