1 Why did AIM leaders, c, and dissident Oglalas take on the U.S. government? What do they say was at stake?
2 What list of demands did the protesters give to FBI agent Joseph Trimbach? What was Trimbach’s reaction?
3 Why are the Oglala notable in American history and imagination? What other name are they known by?
4 What had happened to their way of life by 1973?
5 Who ran the Oglala Sioux tribal government?
6 Who did Dick Wilson favor and how did this affect the tribe?
7 What did traditional Oglala do to fight the corruption?
8 What was the FBI director’s response to the hostage situation?
9 What surprised South Dakota Senators George McGovern and James Abourezk once they arrived in Pine Ridge?
10 Why was AIM controversial? What high profile publicity had the group generated prior to 1973 and Pine Ridge?
11 After their failure to impeach Dick Wilson, Oglala dissidents sought AIM’s help. What incident in nearby Custer caught their attention?
12 After exhausting all legal options to Dick Wilson’s harassment, why did the dissidents turn to AIM? What was AIM’s motto?
13 How did female Oglala leaders spark action on the decision to seize Wounded Knee? What did tribal elder Fools Crow tell the community?
14 How did the U.S. government respond to the protests? Who did the protesters demand to see?
15 Why was the White House distracted? How did this affect the negotiation process?
16 What was the third force in addition to Indian activists and federal marshals? What did this third element do to complicate efforts?
17 What military experience did the protesters have inside the village?
18 What treaty did Lakota chiefs sign in 1868? Was the treaty upheld by the U.S. government?
19 What happened at Wounded Knee in the winter of 1890 and how did the dissidents gain strength from its memory?
20 How did the dissidents use the media to protect and bolster their cause?
21 What was the nation’s response to the standoff?
22 After the Indian Wars, what U.S. strategy was used to assimilate Native children?
23 What constraints did the U.S. government place on the over 100,000 children sent to nearly 500 schools scattered across the U.S.?
24 What did the de-Indianization program do to families?
25 What ultimatum by the U.S. government led the dissidents to make preparations for a last stand? What happened?
26 What happened when the roadblocks were lifted? What startling announcement was made?
27 How did the independent Oglala nation assert its sovereignty? What was the significance of the medal Fools Crow wore to the U.N.?
28 What did the chiefs and medicine men introduce to the protesters who came from other places and who were disconnected from Indian traditions?
29 How did the Indian movement differ from other political movements of the time?
30 What program did the Federal government introduce in the 1950s and 1960s to solve the Indian “problem”?
31 What were Native peoples promised and what did they actually receive?
32 What unanticipated result did the relocation program produce?
33 What tactics did new U.S. government negotiator Kent Frizzell employ?
34 What event brought renewed attention to the standoff?
35 Why did a negotiated deal collapse?
36 What were the conditions at Wounded Knee following the collapse of the deal? What pressures were U.S. officials under to end the occupation?
37 How did the U.S. government destabilize the occupation? 38 What event caused the end of the siege?
39 What was the “reign of terror” after the siege?
40 According to Charlotte Black Elk, what is the struggle for Indian people in the 21st century?
After watching the following video https://vimeo.com/77696574 answer the 40 questions.