• Short Summary

    In Washington, D.C., American Indians - some armed with tomahawks and makeshift weapons, continued their?

  • Description

    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".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA83Q70YTIX9M5VDOTQUYFZQA7
    Media URN:
    VLVAA83Q70YTIX9M5VDOTQUYFZQA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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