Time-span
1968 - 1979
Subscription Type
SUBSCRIPTION
Publisher
Gale
Languages
English
Description
The American Indian Movement (AIM) was founded at a time of continuing social change and protest following the achievement of national legislation of the Civil Rights Movement. The radical approach AIM adopted was based on its leaders’ perceptions that early Indian advocacy had failed to achieve any tangible results by lobbying activities with Congress and state legislatures. This collection includes extensive FBI documentation on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest. In addition, there is documentation on the 1973 Wounded Knee Stand-off. Informant reports and materials collected by the Extremist Intelligence Section of the FBI provide insight into the motives, actions, and leadership of AIM and the development of Native American radicalism.

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