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Wounded Knee: 40 years after the occupation
A U.S. flag flies upside down March 3, 1973 outside a church occupied by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), background, on the site of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, S.D.. AIM's occupation of Wounded Knee triggered a violent standoff with federal authorities. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Rapid City Journal
Leonard Crow Dog's 1971 Sun Dance was one of the first held since 1890. For many it was the first time they could pray their own Nation's prayers. As a result he spent 27 months in solitary confinement. His father had protected him from American School's linguistic and religious genocide, and taught him the First Nation's Faith. First Nation religion only became legal in the United States in 1978.