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‘Trail of Broken Treaties’: How the 1973 Wounded Knee Occupation Came To Be

Matt Gade Rapid City Journal
50 ago the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee with the goal of changing the way the Oglala Sioux governed themselves. AIM also sought to raise the profile of Native Americans -- Wounded Knee was the scene of one of the nation’s worst massacres of Sioux children, women and men near the end of the 19th Century.

Top Prosecutor in Leonard Peltier Case Urges Clemency in 'Extraordinary' Move

Sam Levin The Guardian (UK)
An open letter to Obama, penned by US attorney involved in the case against the Native American activist, is a stunning development in his bid for freedom. A senior US attorney who was involved in the prosecution of Native American activist Leonard Peltier has requested that Barack Obama grant clemency, with a rare plea that has energized the campaign to free the high-profile indigenous prisoner.
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