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Sequoyah Research Center

New Research Collection

The SNRC has added a 26-reel microfilm collection of FBI files related to the American Indian Movement. The FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee provides detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest, on the occupation of Wounded Knee, and on the activities of the FBI in response to the growing strength of the AIM movement.

Begun in 1969 and completed in 1977, the FBI file includes 18,000 pages on the history and internal organization of AIM, on its role in the civil rights movement and the politics of the New Left, and on the widespread network of government surveillance that monitored AIM activities. A separate file on the Wounded Knee episode details this 71-day siege in over 8,000 pages of FBI materials.

When combined with court materials and original research files from the DeMain Collection, SNRC now houses on of the largest collections of source materials related to AIM.

Updated 8.2.2010