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Their efforts were somewhat successful, as they brought the issue of Native American rights into the national scope.
11 Americans were taken hostage in order to force the government to finally make good on all of the broken treaties from the 19th and 20th centuries.
This marked the beginning of a 71 day armed conflict.
The federal government set up roadblocks around the community in order to cut off supporterss and supplies.
The government recognized the importance of media, so they banned coverage in the town of Wounded Knee.
The first casualty on the reservation was a Cherokee man–the bullet came through a wall of the church.
Most were later acquitted because the evidence was not substantial.
In the end, the movement brought attention to the cause. Minority rights are still human rights.
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