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A U.S. flag flies upside down March 3, 1973 outside a church occupied by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), background, on the site of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, S.D.. AIM's occupation of Wounded Knee triggered a violent standoff with federal authorities. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Rapid City Journal

Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins On February about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous occupation of Wounded Knee.

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Wanduta (Red Arrow), a Dakota (Sioux) man from the Oak Lake area in Manitoba, ca. Wanduta (Red Arrow), a Dakota (Sioux) man .

Big Hand, a (Sioux Arikara) medicine man. The medicine men among the Indians were usually those men who thought more deeply than the average men in the tribe. They were seen as wise men. Medicine men or spiritual leaders were in a different class than other men of their tribe. This special status was not dependent on their hunting. Contact with other tribes enabled thinkers to build and expand their belief frameworks, so they were more prevalent in tribes that were accessible to outsiders.

Big Hand, a (Sioux Arikara) medicine man. The medicine men among the Indians were usually those men who thought more deeply than the average men in the tribe. They were seen as wise men. Medicine men or spiritual leaders were in a different class than oth

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