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Rise and Fall Of The American Indian MovementIt is no secret that our country the United States of Americaunjustly took land from the native Americanswhen our ancestorssettled here Less publicized is the fact that our countrycontinued to do this throught the twentieth century Thelegislature ratified hundred year old treaties in order toacquire native American land rich in natural resources TheAmerican Indian Movement AIM which recognized the injusticebeing committed against native Americans was formed to stand upfor Indian rights The most publicized AIM event was the Trailof Broken Treaties March across the country to Washington DC The AIM experienced violent confrontations on two major occasionsthe occupation of Wounded Knee and on the Pine Ridge Reservation New evidence released over the past fifteen years indicatedmisconduct by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBIand the Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA The AIM has shed newlight on the fact that American Indians are still beingabused and violated on behalf of the United States of America In 1968 the American Indian Movement was formed inMinneapolis Minnesota by Pat Bellanger and Clyde BelbocourtIt was in Minneapolis that many Indian were forced to move toafter their lands were taken away Originally a smallpolicing organization the AIM membership expanded to allfifty states by 1974 The AIM was different from othercontemporary movements like the Black Panthers and the anti-Vietnam movement they called for other Indians to return totheir sacred traditions and stand firm against Europeaninfluences The AIMs main goals were to win back treatylands that were taken away by the government and to protectAmerican Indians from violence and hatred In the next fiveyears AIM made headline news most notably with the Trail ofBroken Treaties Weyler 1982In mid-October of 1969 the AIM along with other Indiangroups planned the Trail of Broken Treaties March toWashington DC The AIM leaders took advantage of a federallaw that allows land once used for military purposes torevert back to the original owner once it is abandoned Theleaders decided to retake
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