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Wounded Knee disarmament agreement hearing

Apr 10, 1973 —
Topics: Politics
Unknown Speaker

Audio from tape recording of hearing about Wounded Knee disarmament process. AIM and government dispute about when disarmament agreement would be signed, before or after the meeting. Once signing took place, next step would be a preliminary meeting with the White House and about how and how to implement dispossession of arms. Speaker questions how to resolve the arms situation. Speaker is possibly Richard Helstern, Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

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Pine Ridge Reservation

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Pine Ridge Reservation, located in South Dakota, is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The reservation covers 2 million acres, with an estimated population of close to 40,000. The needs of the reservation are immense as a result of grinding poverty.