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American Indian Movement (AIM)

"Wounded Knee Occupation 1973"
Picture of the Wounded Knee Occupation
Siege at Wounded Knee, 1973

This movement began in the 1960s and formed after the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Native Americans used the phrase, “Red Power.” In South Dakota, Native Americans occupied Wounded Knee and Mount Rushmore and even swarmed the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Washington, D.C.

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