17 photos from Wounded Knee 1973

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 18th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 18th, 2014

February 27, 1973 marked the beginning of a 71-day occupation led by members of the Oglala Lakota tribe and followers of the American Indian Movement, attempting to address long-standing grievances — not only with the U.S. government but also with tribal leaders.


NPR spoke with photographer Owen Luck about his time in Pine Ridge and shared his photos from the protests.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Billy Hunter

i quite enjoyed this article

Cool but

where are the other 16 photos?

alayna alonzo

I was in Ca. I was 14 at the time didn’t know what to make , it took Dr.L. Briton to realize we had a voice . in my house growing with abuse I didn’t know I could speak up . so we listen to any news we could get .

Ken Webster

I was there for part of the occupation while I was on my vacation

Billy Hunter

wow, how old are you now? did you see any indians when you were there?

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