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A Salute to Wounded Knee Veterans
February 27, 2013 marks the 40-year anniversary of the siege at Wounded Knee, a 73-day armed conflict between members of the American Indian Movement, AIM, and U.S. Marshals.
A little known part of the siege is the support to AIM and Oglala Lakota elders provided by Chicanos, specifically Denver’s Crusade for Justice. As legend has it, Rocky Madrid, a Crusade member and pilot, flew a small plane under the cloak of darkness onto the Pine Ridge Reservation and dropped off supplies without being arrested by the Feds.
Chicano-Indian solidarity was strong at Wounded Knee. What is our generation doing to maintain it?
Photo: “Corky” Gonzáles of Denver’s Crusade for Justice with Lehman Brightman, Clyde Belcourt, Dennis Banks, and Floyd Westerman. Credit: Lehman Brightman.