The Wounded Knee Occupation Began in February, 1973
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You didn’t need to be living in South Dakota to know about the occupation of the community of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
It made news around the world.
For 71 days beginning February 27, 1973, the American Indian Movement seized the small town, which was the location of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.
In this video, one of the leaders of the American Indian Movement, Russell Means, speaks from the occupied town.