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Memorial to the Wounded Knee Massacre that occurred on Dec. 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience

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Dennis Banks, a leader of the American Indian Movement, burns a government proposal that would have let the AIM occupiers leave Wounded Knee in 1973. The Native American protesters then put the ashes into an envelope and sent it back to the government. Bettmann Archive hide caption

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