American Indians

Chapter 22-section 3

AIM-American Indian Movement

American Indian Movement (AIM), Native American civil-rights activist organization, founded in 1968 to encourage self-determination among Native Americans and to establish international recognition of their treaty rights.

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Alcatraz Occupation

On November 1969, the Indians Of All Tribes went to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. The protested that they wanted to pay the government in beads and cloth so that they could take ownership of the whole island. The protest was declined and they were removed from the island.

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Wounded Knee


Russell Means was a prominent figure in the American Indian Movement. AIM members and U.S. marshals went to fight together for Wounded Knee.