Friday, February 28, 2014

Hundreds march to commemorate Wounded Knee occupation

To the sounds of prayers, drumbeats and gunfire, Native Americans paid homage Thursday to the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee.

Converging from the four compass points, hundreds of marchers celebrated the 41st anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation led by the American Indian Movement, or AIM. The occupation brought worldwide attention to the struggles of Native Americans.

"It woke up the world," said 60-year-old Earl Tall, who helped supply those in Wounded Knee during the occupation.


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