NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1972
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(Studio) Nebraska legislature orders state attorney gem. to investigate death of 51 yr. old Sioux Indian named Raymond Yellow Thunder. He died in Gordon, Nebraska, after having been dragged into American Legion dance, stripped, and forced to dance. South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation Indians say he was tortured and mutilated. Hundreds of Indians gather in Gordon to demonstrate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Pine Ridge, South Dakota) This reservation has bitter memories for Sioux Indians. Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse were sent here after defeat by white man. Several hundred Indians were massacred here at Wounded Knee. Bitterness now directed at Gordon, Nebraska, where Mr. Yellow Thunder was killed. Indians feel manslaughter charges, against men responsible for his death, were too light. [American Indian Mvt., Russell MEANS - says Indians aren't judged like white men.] (Gordon, Nebraska) Indians march through Gordon, demanding mtg. with city council and mayor. Council agrees to ask for grand jury investigation on Mr. Yellow Thunder's death.
REPORTER: John Dancy
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