Monday, November 28, 2011

A Movement in Images.

Taking occupy activism to heart, the American Indian Movement was founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The agenda? Spirituality, leadership and sovereignty. 

In a big fuck you to the buckle-hats, AIM seized a replica of the Mayflower on the 350th anniversary of pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock. In 1971 they overtook Mount Rushmore. In 1972 activists marched across the country on the "Trail of Broken Treaties" and took over the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

In 1973, AIM occupied the 1890 site of the Wounded Knee Massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It developed into a 71-day siege involving the FBI, US Marshals and the National Guard. The Department of Justice banned the press from covering the stand-off. 

The images speak for themselves. Stoic shit. 

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