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What Was the Occupation of Wounded Knee?

  • Aired: 05/11/2009
  • 01:49
  • Rating: NR
In February 1973, Native American protesters occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the last Indian Wars massacre.
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What Was the Occupation of Wounded Knee?
In February 1973, the American Indian Movement took over Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
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