Social Mvmts: Wounded Knee Revolt (1973)
Armed Indians sit back to back supporting one another and keeping eye on all directions as members and supporters of the American Indian Movement (AIM) continue to hold this small village here. These armed militants are at a roadblock leading into Wounded Knee. March 19, 1973. The occupation and blockade of Wounded Knee began as a demonstration for Lakota rights organized by members of the AIM. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
AIM Oglala Sioux Indians observe the Department of Justice's decision to remove government forces from around Wounded Knee with a ceremonial peace pipe smoking, March 10, 1973. Pictured are AIM leaders Dennis Banks (in beret), Russell Means (with pipe) and Carter Camp. Photo credit: Associated Press
(2 of 6) "See South Dak Last!! - Roam Free in South Dakota - The American Indian Movement has chosen a boycott campaign as a means of calling national worldwide attention to the persecution and racism against Native Americans in the courts and state of South Dakota." - Wounded Knee Legal Defense / Offense Committee, Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 1975.
Social Mvmts: No Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL)
We wouldn't eat grass in 1862. We will not drink oil now. This is in reference to the events that led up to the Dakota War, also known as the Dakota Conflict of 1862, where ‘Andrew Myrick, an Anglo trader, said “Let them eat grass, or their own dung” after the Dakota complained of late annuity payments and starvation.’ Many Americans are unaware that this war happened, and they are unaware of the years of abuse endured by Native People at the hands of the U.S. government.
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