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Episode
The road to Wounded Knee I: conditions at Pine Ridge (Part 1 of 5)
Title
The road to Wounded Knee
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-bz6154f24n
Description
This segment provides an examination of the living conditions at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the functions of the Tribal Council, and the role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in context of the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973. The events that would kickstart the Wounded Knee incident began in early January of 1973, when Oglala Lakota residents of Wounded Knee in the Pine Ridge reservation attempted to impeach tribal chairman Richard Wilson, who many believed to be corrupt and contributing to the violence on the reservation, from his office. When impeachment efforts failed, Oglala Lakota tribal leaders called upon the AIM (American Indian Movement) to forcibly remove him from office. On February 27, 1973, two-hundred AIM members began an occupation of Wounded Knee that led to a 71 day siege by the FBI and National Guard. This violent face-off would cause the death of two American Indian activists and the paralysis of one federal agent. This segment includes statements by those involved in the incident and in
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
Indians of North America--Civil rights; Oglala Indians; Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.); Wounded Knee (S.D.) -- History -- Indian occupation, 1973; American Indian Movement; Native American
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:49:30
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Citation
Chicago: “The road to Wounded Knee I: conditions at Pine Ridge (Part 1 of 5); The road to Wounded Knee,” Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 20, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-bz6154f24n.
MLA: “The road to Wounded Knee I: conditions at Pine Ridge (Part 1 of 5); The road to Wounded Knee.” Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 20, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-bz6154f24n>.
APA: The road to Wounded Knee I: conditions at Pine Ridge (Part 1 of 5); The road to Wounded Knee. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-bz6154f24n