NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1973
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(Studio) Violent Indian protest held earlier in week in Custer, South Dakota.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Custer, South Dakota) American Indian Movement is militant group which led week's protest. [Indian spokesperson tells meeting of Indians it's a crime to be Indian in South Dakota.] Earlier in week Indians burned Chamber of Commerce to ground and damaged courthouse with fires. [RESIDENTS - say damage done by bunch of hoodlums, not good Indians.] Indians charged with riot and arson and could get 30 years in jail. Indian attorney points out manslaughter charge brought against white man for killing Indian - incident which brought on demonstration - carries maximum sentence of 10 years
REPORTER: Fred Briggs