NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 1975
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(Studio) Chief security officer for Indian activists during Wounded Knee takeover, Douglas Durham, admits being paid FBI informer during time of Wounded Knee. Durham close to Indian movement leaders, Russell Means and Dennis Banks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) March `73 Wounded Knee film shown. From 1971-1973, Durham paid as much as $1000 per month to inform on American Indian Movement. Prosecutor R. D. Heard claimed defense team not infiltrated by informer during Banks, Means trial. Durham was AIM's chief bureaucrat 2 mos. ago when Indians occupied monastery in Shawnee, WI. [DURHAM - admits to being paid government informer; outlines his duties as such.] AIM lawyers believe Durham revelations could result in dismissal of 30 cases still pending and reversal of dozen convictions arising out of Wounded Knee occupation.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson; ARTIST: No artist given