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Third party intervenes to prevent violence at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1973

United States
Time period
March, 1973 to March, 1973
Third-party nonviolent intervention
National/Ethnic Identity
Human Rights
Total points
6 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Hannah Lehman, 23/10/2011

The history of Native American and government interactions in South Dakota is riddled with animosity.  In the mid-1900s the Native Americans were mortified by the atrocities committed against their people by the federal government and began to create a plan for protest.  In 1968, two hundred members of the American Indian community met to discuss issues of police brutality, high unemployment rates, unjust prosecutions, and other government policies regarding the Native American population.  At this meeting they launched the American Indian Movement (AIM).