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Wounded Knee

On February 27, 1973, 54 cars rolled into the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours protesters captured the world’s attention for 71 days. Monday at 9:00 p.m. on KUAT6 and HD.

On the night of February 27, 1973, 54 cars rolled, horns blaring, into a small hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours, some 200 Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement (AIM) activists had seized the few major buildings in town and police had cordoned off the area. Demanding redress for grievances — some going back more than 100 years — the protesters captured the world’s attention for 71 gripping days

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Protesters on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

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