We Shall Remain: Wounded Knee

From the award-winning PBS series American Experience comes
We Shall Remain, a provocative look at the historical relationship between Native Americans and the United States government. In 1973, American Indian Movement activists and members of the Lakota Indian tribe residing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota occupied the town of Wounded Knee, demanding the removal of a corrupt tribal council leader and a redress of past grievances. The 71 day stand-off between approximately 200 American Indians and the U.S. Government brought national attention to the institutional  assault against the cultural identity of American Indians and the poverty and corruption on Indian reservations. The courageous stand  by the activists led to a groundswell of public support allowing thousands of assimilated Indians across the country to reaffirm their cultural pride.

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