NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 12, 1973
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(Studio) Federal grand jury opens hearings on seizure Wounded Knee, South Dakota, by mbrs. American Indian Movement. In Wounded Knee, meanwhile, situation worse. Negotiations between government and AIM broken off again. Road blocks around area put back up.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Justice Department says Indians used past 2 days to rearm. FBI agent wounded yesterday. Pop. Wounded Knee doubled in last 2 days. AIM leaders proclaim Wounded Knee area independent Sioux nation Call for other Indians to join. Some have. White leftists also have come. Indians don't really want this.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) Grand jury meets to consider indictments AIM leaders in Wounded Knee. Hears testimony former AIM hostages. 70 arrests made so far. Warrants issued for 5 AIM leaders Arrests will total in hundreds says Justice Department
REPORTER: Lou Davis