"Remembering Wounded Knee Special"
December 29th of this year marks the 119th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre where the United States calvary followed several ghost dancers and community members to Wounded Knee, opened-fired and killed over 300 indigenous men, women and children.
The struggle continued at Wounded Knee from February 27th, 1973 to May 8rd, 1973 when over 200 members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and their supporters occupied Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge, Sioux Nation (South Dakota) in a sixty-seven standoff which resulted in a negotiated settlement between both sides. AIM and their supporters came to the assistance of traditionalist who were struggling against "elected" chairman Richard "Dickie" Wilson, whose administration along with support of the United States government, was rife with corruption, nepotism, and violence.
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