In Washington, D.C., American Indians - some armed with tomahawks and makeshift weapons, continued their?
In Washington, D.C., American Indians - some armed with tomahawks and makeshift weapons, continued their occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Sunday (November 4) in protest at what they claim are injustices at the hands of white men.
About 200 Indians waited for new talks with Government officials and a new appeal-court ruling on whether they would be allowed to hold religious services in Arlington National Cemetery where war veterans are buried.
The Indians had planned to hold a service at the Grave of Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian who helped raise the American flag on Iwojima after its capture by the Americans in world war two.
About 400 Indians seized the Bureau on Thursday night (2 November) vowing to hold it until the Government met their demands for more economic and social benefits, and reorganised the Bureau.
During the day (4 November) the pickets and demonstrators were addressed by Senator Carl McIntyre who urged them not to accept what he called "a Communist line".