Wounded Knee - Another Perspective

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Milt Lee is a sound and film artist who has worked most of his life to further the interests of Native Americans across the country. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Wounded Knee - Another Perspective

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2009-03-19 09:37

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The American Experience segment - Wounded Knee is coming up soon, and I thought it might be a good time to listen to a documentary on WK that we did in 1993 - 20 years after the takeover.

This piece, A Song For Wounded Knee, won a Golden Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. It was produced by Milt and Jamie Lee for PRI, KILI Radio in Porcupine SD, and aired on AIROS.

The hour long documentary looks at the background surrounding the takeover and goes deeply into the tribal politics that served as the stew that AIM ( the American Indian Movement) was brought into.

Gerald One Feather, tribal Chairman from 1970 to 1972, remarked that in 20 years, we were the first people who had ever done an interview with him, which I found amazing since it was the actions of his administration that led to the 71 day siege at Wounded Knee.

You can listen to the documentary at hollowbonefilms.manykites.org

 
 

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