ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) At Wounded Knee, South Dakota, military Indians and feds. exchange gunfire. Mils. seized control Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation last night. Indians hold 10 hostages. Want federal action on grievances, include Senator investigation of government treatment of Indians.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota) Older Indians on reservation do not give total support to American Indian Movement plans to take over reservation. [AIM spokesperson Russell MEANS - says sometimes violence necessary to force whites to listen.] Tribal elders have learned to live with reservation's squalor, unemployment, alcoholism, high suicide rate, disease,illiteracy, etc. Wounded Knee is symbolic to Indians because of 1890 massacre of Indians by feds.
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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