Clyde Bellecourt, a Founder of the American Indian Movement, Dies at 85

A leader of armed confrontations at Wounded Knee and in Washington, he later shifted his focus to education, jobs and cultural renewal.

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Lawmakers Ask Biden to Rescind Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre

Seventeen members of Congress said they believed it was within President Biden’s authority to revoke Medals of Honor “when appropriate.”

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Leonard Crow Dog, Spiritual Leader at Wounded Knee, Dies at 78

He served time in prison after the 1973 occupation on the Pine Ridge reservation and dedicated his life to preserving the traditions of the Sicangu Lakota.

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Debra White Plume, Defender of Her Tribe, Is Dead at 66

She championed the rights of the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota and was a leader in protests at Wounded Knee and oil pipeline sites.

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