Wounded Knee This Week

Charles Michael Ray of South Dakota Public Radio reports on today's observance of the 25th anniversary of the sirge at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. In 1973, the American Indian Movement forcibly took over Wounded Knee to protest the treatment of Native Americans by corrupt tribal leaders and the U.S. government. Twenty-five years later, the movement and the tribal leaders at the Pine Ridge Reservation are no longer enemies. But both sides still talk about the need for unity among Native Americans.

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