• Short Summary

    Several hundred American Indians continued holding a United States Government building in Washington on Monday (November 6) in protest at the Government's handling of Indian affairs.

  • Description

    Several hundred American Indians continued holding a United States Government building in Washington on Monday (November 6) in protest at the Government's handling of Indian affairs. The demonstrators, who had seized control of the building four days earlier, were dressed in traditional costume and were decorated with 'war paint'. Some waved Indian weapons like spears and tomahawks -- fighting axes -- and said they were prepared to 'fight to the death' if police tried to evict them forcibly. Later that night, however, an appeals court stayed eviction orders until Wednesday (November 8) -- the day after the presidential elections.

    The Indians demands included that the Government observe its treaties with the Indian peoples and abolish the bureau which oversees their affairs.

    SYNOPSIS: Several hundred American Indians continued holding a captured Government building in Washington on Monday for the fourth day running -- despite police threats to evict them forcibly, and an eviction order against them. The Indians, some waving traditional weapons like lances and tomahawks -- fighting axes -- were demanding Government observation of treaties with them, and the abolition of the bureau which oversees their affairs.

    Later that night, after treats to 'fight to the death' if police tried forcible eviction, an appeals court stayed the eviction order to Wednesday.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9OB42ERDCW7A3AUAYQTUKELZF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OB42ERDCW7A3AUAYQTUKELZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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