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that if they practiced the Ghost Dance and rejected the ways of the white man, the gods would create the world anew and destroy all non-believers, including non-Indians. Photo, russell Means, 72, at his home in Arizona. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota turned into a 71-day siege. Russell Means, the Oglala Lakota Sioux protester, darwins Argument organizer and actor who led the American Indian Movement through an era of vivid, often violent protests in the 1970s, didnt win much in the way of fundamental political and social change. But there are more Indians today than in 1890, and many tribes are richer, thanks to lucrative ironies like gambling and tobacco. Wounded Knee, the 1973 siege, came long after Wounded Knee, the 1890 massacre, which ended organized American Indian resistance to white rule. It prompted a cultural awakening, led by a young former drifter from California who had gotten to know his Lakota roots from summer visits to relatives at Pine Ridge. In the Black Hills, where the government evicted the Indians and carved presidential faces on a sacred mountainside, the Sioux and other Indians make drums and jewelry and teach tourists: We are still here. FBI had manipulated key witnesses. The movements notoriety, starting with an occupation a few years earlier at Alcatraz, exploded at Wounded Knee, where a confrontation over tribal corruption at the.
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If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.kastatic. If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website. AIM emerged victorious and succeeded in shining a national spotlight on the problems of modern Native Americans. On December 15, 1890, reservation police tried to arrest. Some historians speculate that the soldiers of the 7th Cavalry were deliberately taking revenge for the regiments defeat at Little Bighorn in 1876.