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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.
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  • 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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