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Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins

WOUNDED KNEE STANDOFF

Robert Onco with his AK47 during the occupation of Wounded Knee, 1973.

Wounded Knee is hailed as one of AIM’s greatest successes

This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.

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Memories of the Wounded Knee Airlift April 17, 1973

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Armed warriors keep watch during the 73-day siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973.

By Larry Levin

It was bitterly cold that early April morning in 1973. We had taken off from Rapid City well before dawn. Our original plan was to land in Hot Springs, remove the rear doors from the three big Cherokee aircraft we were flying, and then head for Wounded Knee at tree-top level, ready to air drop two thousand pounds of food and supplies to its heroic defenders. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Liberation Day 2016 – Wounded Knee

Posted to Vimeo by  Unicorn Riot, Feb 29, 2016

100 Gun Salute @ Liberation Day 2015

Posted to Youtube by DAM Collective on Mar 3, 2015

In remembrance of the siege of ’73, Lakota warriors fire their weapons at the site of Wounded Knee, in salute of those who were there. We remember those who fought and those who lost their lives.

Video: Wounded Knee`73

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Published on Feb 24, 2013 by Talli Wahyas

Bobby Onco, Wounded Knee Warrior, Walks On

by Gale Courey Toensing, Indian Country Today, Feb 10, 2014

Robert Onco with his AK47 during the occupation of Wounded Knee, 1973.

Robert Onco with his AK47 during the occupation of Wounded Knee, 1973.

Robert Charles Onco, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and an American Indian Movement activist, passed into the spirit world on January 31 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 63 years old. Read the rest of this entry

Wounded Knee Warrior Carter Camp has Walked On

by Levi Rickert, Currents/ Native News Online, Dec 27, 2013Carter Camp 1

WHITE EAGLE, OKLAHOMA — American Indian Movement warrior and Wounded Knee ’73 veteran Carter Camp walked on Friday, December 27, 2013 in White Eagle, Oklahoma on the Ponca Indian tribal land. He was 72. Read the rest of this entry

Gunfire, Drumming & Singing Mark Wounded Knee 40 Year Anniversary

by Kristi Eaton, Associated Press, Feb 28, 2013

Armed participants at the 40th anniversary of Wounded Knee.

Armed participants at the 40th anniversary of Wounded Knee.

WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. — A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident who found herself in the middle of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation said Wednesday amid ceremonial gunfire and chants that little has changed since the fatal standoff. Read the rest of this entry