The Wounded Knee Occupation offered very little information to those living in the village during the 71-day incident that took place in 1973. However, excerpts were taken by reporter Kevin McKiernan, who was inside the Indian museum on the reservation during the time of the April 26th fire fight that resulted in shooting of Buddy Lamont.
This collection includes a post-interview with McKiernan, who shares his commentary of the experience, and an anniversary presentation of the audio excerpts from the occupation.
May 16, 1973 - Inside Wounded Knee. Kevin McKiernan, who was inside the occupied village of Wounded Knee, described his experience and plays taped actualities of fire-fights between federal marshals and those inside the village. One hears conversations between Red Arrow, the government radio, and the central command radio of Wounded Knee-Clearwater.
February 27, 1974 - One year after Wounded Knee Occupation, MPR’s Kevin McKiernan presents audio excerpts that provide a powerful aural experience from inside the South Dakota village during the Wounded Knee Occupation on the day of Buddy Lamont’s death. A journalistic rarity of this impactful moment.