Kevin McKiernan presents highlights of his long, fastidious, coverage of the Wounded Knee controversy.
Includes reports from inside the occupied village with gunfire all around, to the trial and interviews with the important characters: Dennis Banks, Russell Means, Ellen Moves Camp, William Kunstler, Mark Lane, Hurd, and Judge Fred J. Nichol. Also included are interludes for the Wounded Knee anniversary, a year after the occupation, and the Sun Dance ritual.
The 1973 Wounded Knee Occupation lasted 71 days in historic hamlet on the Pine Ridge reservation in Southwestern South Dakota, followed by an eight month trial. At trial, the occupiers defended themselves on the basis of a 106-year-old agreement of 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty.
[Please note: audio contains strong language]
1975 Major Armstrong Award Certificate of Merit, first place in Excellence and Originality in Broadcasting in the News category