Video encyclopedia

08/05/1973 The last armed rebelion of American Indians ends after 10 weeks


occupation wounded knee


Wounded Knee Incident - 1973 | Today In History | 27 Feb 18


Marlon Brando's Best Actor Oscar win for "The Godfather" | Sacheen Littlefeather


Marlon Brando Speaks Truth on The Treatment of American Indians, 1973

The Wounded Knee incident was an armed protest that began when approximately 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The standoff followed a failed effort by OSCRO to impeach tribal president, Richard Wilson, whom they accused of corruption and abuse of opponents. Additionally, protesters criticized the United States government's failure to fulfill treaties with Native American people and demanded the reopening of treaty negotiations.