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American Indian Movement / Wounded Knee #469095

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1973
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(Studio) Indian occupation Wounded Knee, South Dakota, still in effect. South Dakota Senators George McGovern and James Abourezk on scene hoping to arrange release 11 hostages.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Wounded Knee trading post owned by Mr. and Mrs. Gildersleeve left in shambles by Indians. [Hostage Agnes GILDERSLEEVE says Indians getting back at government by destroying store. She and husband financially ruined.] [AIM leader Russell MEANS - says Indians original landowners. Only way to force whites to listen is through violence.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Effects Wounded Knee incident being felt elsewhere.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Chicago has about 20,000 American Indians. Most are poor. Indian Center provides social services for about 1/2 city's Indians. Center runs mostly on contributions. Mil. Indian tactics threaten to close center. [Director Indian Center Roger HARPER - says contributions fall drastically whenever Indians create incidents like one at Wounded Knee. Feels AIM methods damaging.]

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John;
Kay, Dick

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