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American Indian Movement / Wounded Knee #469616

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 1973
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(Studio) Negotiations between Indians and federal authorities continue. Feds. say agreement in principle reached. 1 remaining question is how many of 250-300 Indians will be arrested.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Yesterday looked as though battle likely. Families like Gildersleves left reservation in anticipation violence. Indians put on war paint. Then feds. agree to extension of cease-fire deadline mediated by National Council Churches. [AIM leader Dennis BANKS - tells Indians government deadline of 6 p.m. extended.] Word comes too late for 2 Indians. Indians wounded by feds. [Justice Department spokesperson John HUSHEN - says agreement in principle reached with attys. AIM.] Indians say no agreement yet reached with Interior Department Indians want better treatment for Indians on Pine Ridge Reservation.

(Studio) Acting BIA chief says expects to meet with Indians after peaceful settlement reached.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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