AIM For The Mayor: Echoes From Wounded Knee by Gary L. Stuart PDF

By Gary L. Stuart

ISBN-10: 1436350956

ISBN-13: 9781436350952

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On April 27, 1973, a few 2 hundred militant Indians occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee at the Oglala Sioux reservation in South Dakota. within the identify of the yankee Indian move (AIM), Russell capability and Dennis Banks took eleven hostages and commenced what might develop into a 75-day siege of the town.

Two days later, within the identify of Indians opposed to Exploitation (IAE), Larry Casuse and Robert Nakaidinae kidnapped the Mayor of Gallup (Emmet Garcia) from his workplace and marched him at gunpoint via part of downtown Gallup. They barricaded themselves in a wearing items shop and demanded political reduction and a spotlight to their reason. Nakaidinae shot the mayor as he tried to flee. He survived his wounds.

Larry Casuse died in a hail of police bullets yet used to be stated by means of the police and the neighborhood coroner to have dedicated suicide. the kidnapping used to be it sounds as if performed simply because Casuse and Nakaidinae perceived the mayor as symbolic of how Indians have been mistreated in Gallup. They alleged Garcia to be answerable for either Indian alcohol abuse and a normal loss of admire for Indians. the kidnapping in Gallup by means of militant individuals of IAE and the siege at Wounded Knee through the militant participants of goal have been attached loosely within the press and looked to be collectively supportive of the wider factor of Indian civil rights.

Casuse was once the president of the Kiva membership, an Indian rights staff on campus at UNM. He was once very vocal in opposing Garcia's appointment to the UNM Board of Regents and his chairmanship of the Indian alcohol rehabilitation undertaking in Gallup. Nakaidinae was once additionally a Kiva membership member.

Garcia was once half proprietor of a package deal liquor shop known as The Navajo resort situated at the Arizona/New Mexico border quite a few yards clear of the Navajo reservation. Garcia was once a up to date political appointee to the Board of Regents for the collage of latest Mexico.

The abduction of the Mayor and the dying of Casuse have been significant nearby information tales. loads of cognizance was once involved in the matter of alcohol abuse one of the tens of millions of Navajos who stopover at Gallup a week. a few Indians felt that the white inhabitants in Gallup disrespected Navajo cultural traditions and did not do sufficient to aid the Navajo with its ancient conflict with alcohol abuse. a few whites felt that the Navajos who got here to city to drink have been a public nuisance.

Largely due to the abduction and the consequent exposure, Garcia misplaced his reelection bid for a moment time period as mayor on April three, 1973. He resigned his chairmanship of the Gallup Alcohol Rehabilitation Committee, and his place at the UNM Board of Regents. Then he bought his curiosity within the Navajo hotel and moved along with his relatives to Arizona in might of 1973. He by no means again to Gallup.

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