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American Indian Movement / Wounded Knee #470133

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1973
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(Studio) Militant Indians and government reach agreement in occupied town Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Indians to meet with President aide tomorrow. Commission will be set up to examine Sioux Indian treaty rights. Indians to lay down weapons.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Indians to lay down arms after leaders meet with White House officials. United States Assistant Attorney General Kent Frizzell says agreement historic. [AIM leader Russell MEANS - says Indians see agreement as leading to economy betterment as well as to greater sovereignty.]

(Studio) United States has made many treaties with Indians.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Wounded Knee, South Dakota) Brief history of how Sioux lost most of their land through treaties with government given. Presently Sioux lease 90% of reservation to ranchers at low rates. Indians can get no loans from government and banks refuse to give them credit. [American Indian Law Center spokesperson Sam DELORIA - says Indians want treaty rights.] Indians wonder why US makes great show of keeping treaties with other ntns. yet refuses to honor treaties with American Indians.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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