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 Collections –>Kent Frizzell – Wounded Knee archive: Occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota: Series of events

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Kent Frizzell – Wounded Knee archive

Occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota:  Series of events

Collection   1978-008  


Inventory

1:1 Treaty with the Sioux – Brule, Oglala, Miniconjou, Yanktonai, Hunkpapa, Blackfeet, Cuthead, Two Kettle, Sans Arcs, and Santee – and Arapaho, 1868.

Photocopy from an unknown source, 6p. (Hereafter referred to as the Fort Laramie Treaty of 29 Apr 1868.

   
  Constitution and By-laws of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.

Photocopy of U.S. DOI (Office of Indian Affairs) document approved 15 Jan 1936, 13p.

 

   
  “Authorities Related to the Sioux Tribe of Indians in the U.S.”[referring to the Fort Laramie Treaty of 29 Apr 1868 and the agreement of 15 Aug 1876].

Photocopy from an unknown source, 1p.

[The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 granted the Sioux Tribe undisturbed use of lands in South Dakota west of the Missouri River and in territories in what is present day Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Nebraska.]

   
       
1:2 “All on the Warpath….”

Photocopy of an excised article pertaining to the Wounded Knee massacre at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 31 Dec 1890, appearing in an Omaha, Nebraska newspaper, circa Jan 1891. (See Oversize for original press cutting)

   
       
  7 May 1971

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Hiram E. Olney (Acting Superintendent) to Area Director (Aberdeen Area Office, SD), in reference to Ordinance No. 71-02 enacted by the OST Council, 22 Apr 1971, 1p.

   
       
  15 Jun 1971

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Don Y. Jensen (Acting Area Director, Aberdeen, SD) to Gerald One Feather (President, OST Council), in reference to Ordinance No. 71-02, 1p.

Photocopy of Ordinance No. 71-02, concerning Tribal Court orders, judgments, appeal periods, etc., 2p.

   
1:3 2 Aug 1971

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Wallace G. Dunker (DOI Field Solicitor, Aberdeen, SD) to Stanley D. Lyman, in reference to U.S. ex rel Condon vs. Erickson civil suit contesting whether or not Bennett County, SD, is part of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 4p.

Handwritten related notes on verso of p4, dated 16 Oct 1972.

   
  8 Aug 1971

Photocopy of a DOI press release regarding progress in achieving Indian self-determination. Includes remarks made by Rogers C.B. Morton before a meeting of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association held at Eugene, OR, 7 Aug 1972, 7p.

   
  30 Aug 1972

“Resolution to revert the responsibility of law enforcement of the Pine Ridge Reservation to the BIA.”  Photocopy of a typed draft of Resolution No. 72-34XB of the OST Executive Committee, 1p.

   
  22 Oct-29 Oct 1972

Trail of Broken Treaties Task Force. Photocopy of a typed draft 20-point proposal for the renewal of contracts, reconstruction of Indian communities, and securing an Indian future in America; submitted by the TBTTF.

Photocopied editorial in reference to Richard Oakes and pc of a quote from Chief Seattle attached, 1p.

   
  3 Nov 1972

Photocopy of a typed list of 9 demands made by members of the TBTTF, 1p.

   
  7 Nov 1972

Photocopy of the sign-in roster for a meeting in NEOB [?] with the TBTTF Indian representatives.

Photocopy of a typed list of representatives from the White House, Office of the Vice-President, and other government agencies, 2p.

   
  8 Nov 1972

“Indians in Building Despite Talks.”  Photocopied press cutting concerning the Indian take over of the BIA building in Washington, DC.

   
  10 Nov 1972

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Dick Wilson to Stanley D. Lyman, regarding the resolution passed by the OST demanding that the BIA provide a police force for the Pine Ridge Reservation, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed draft of Resolution No. 72-55 of the OST Council to protect the property, interests and sovereign dignity of the OST, 2p; 2 copies.

   
  15 Nov 1972

Photocopy of a typed draft OST Court restraining order against Russell Means and Severt Young Bear, 1p.

   
  17 Nov 1972

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Stanley D. Lyman to Aberdeen Area Director, in reference to the 10 Nov 1972 letter from Dick Wilson to Stanley D. Lyman regarding his request for a police force and the decision that the BIA is not responsible in the matter, 1p.

   
  21 Nov 1972

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Dick Wilson to David Long (Vice-President OST), regarding Long’s suspension as vice-president due to his public endorsement of AIM contrary to OST Resolution No. 72-55, 1p.

   
1:4 27 Dec 1972

Photocopy of a memorandum, Richard S. Bodman (Assistant Secretary of the Interior) to Frank Carlucci and Leonard Garment, in reference to a response to the TBTTF 20-point position paper, 1p.

Photocopy of the point-by-point response to the TBTTF position paper, with handwritten and photocopied handwritten notes, 33p.

   
  4 Jan 1973

Typed and signed memorandum, Floyd L. France (DOI, Land and Natural Resources, General Litigation Section) to Kent Frizzell, regarding the TBTTF 20-point position papers, 2p.

Telephone messages.

Miscellaneous notes.

   
1:5 8 Jan 1973

Photocopied typescript of a further response to the TBTTF, with photocopied handwritten and typed revisions and notes, 36p.

Routing slip with typed memo, Brad Patterson to Kent Frizzell, attached.

   
1:6 9 Jan 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed cover letter, Leonard Garment/Frank Carlucci to Hank Adams, regarding the response to the TBTTF 20-point proposal, 1p.

Photocopy of typed response, another version, 36p.

   
1:7 13 Feb 1973

Photocopy of a typed letter, Rogers C.B. Morton to Richard G. Kleindienst, requesting U.S. marshals be dispatched to protect the Pine Ridge Reservation against AIM activities, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed list of the 22 families (104 individuals) remaining at Wounded Knee, 3p.

Photocopy of a typed list of the 231 individuals no longer residing at Wounded Knee, 6p.

Photocopy of a typed list of the residents of Wounded Knee, another version with photocopied handwritten notes. Includes birth dates and ages, 10p.

Photocopy of a typed list of various types of crimes committed:

By Native Americans against Native Americans or their property.

By non-Native Americans against Native Americans or their property.

By Native Americans against non-Native Americans or their property.

By non-Native Americans against non-Native Americans or their property.

Report dated 28 Aug 1968, 7p.

   
1:8 circa early 1973

Photocopy of typed draft testimony of Hank Adams before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 10p.

Handwritten note, author unknown: “I now know what the phrase ‘Trail of Broken Treaties’ is all about…I know because I had it happen to me.”

   
  Monday, 5 Mar 1973

Press cutting relating to Wounded Knee.

Carbon copy typed petition, with handwritten notes, presented by 10 members of the OST Council to the Secretary of the Interior, stating that 10 OST Council members will no longer attend council meetings in order to prevent a quorum on future council votes, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed draft with handwritten notes, another version, 1p.

   
  Thursday, 8 Mar 1973

Letters from the public.

   
  Monday, 12 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed general memorandum, Colonel Volney Warner to General Haig/General Abrams, regarding possible military action to be taken at the Pine Ridge Reservation, 2p.

Handwritten note by Kent Frizzell attached, 1p.

   
  circa Mar 1973

Handwritten draft of assumed statements of policy (author unknown) to DOJ, stating the purpose of such policy is to provide guidelines for law enforcement agencies conducting operations at the Pine Ridge Reservation, 9p.

U.S. Marshals Service newsletter.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
1:9 Thursday, 15 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed copy of Ordinance No. 73-06, drafted by the OST Council, providing for the removal from the restricted lands of the Pine Ridge Reservation all persons not legally entitled to reside therein, 1p.

   
  Friday, 16 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed court order, drafted by the OST Court, regarding Ordinance No. 73-06, 1p.

Related telephone messages to Kent Frizzell attached.

Photocopy of a typed and signed copy of Resolution No. 73-09B, drafted by the OST Executive Committee, declaring a state of emergency on the Pine Ridge Reservation, 1p.

   
  circa Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed court order, drafted by the OST Court, to disallow food into Wounded Knee, 1p.

Carbon copy typescript of a petition, drafted by the enrolled members of the OST, requesting the Secretary of the Interior to call an election for the purpose of revoking the constitution and by-laws of the OST and establishing a new government; 2 versions, 1p each.

   
  Sunday, 18 Mar 1973

Handwritten draft seating chart for negotiating session at the Tipi Chapel of the Church of God Mission in Wounded Knee, 1p.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
  Monday, 19 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed manifesto, drafted by the ION, protesting the U.S. Government’s alleged treaty violations, hand delivered by Hank Adams, 1p.

On verso: “Wounded Knee Massacre. End of the Big Foot Trail.” Hand drawn map of Wounded Knee indicating the location of troops and the area where loss of life occurred.

Photocopy of a typed draft, with handwritten revisions, of a response to the U.S. Government’s proposal for a peaceful resolution of the dispute, 2p.

Photocopy of a typed draft summary of the proposals; includes statements made by the Indians at Wounded Knee, 2p.

   
  Wednesday, 21 Mar 1973

Carbon copy typed letter, Kent Frizzell to E. Grey Lewis (Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division), regarding Lewis’s request for a rough draft of a complaint for a possible civil action at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed overview of LEAA Indian Reservation Programs and Projected Reservation Needs and a report on South Dakota discretionary and block grants, 8p.

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Richard W. Velde (DOJ Associate Administrator and Law Enforcement Assistant Administrator) to Charles D. Ablard, attached.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Harold D. Buckingham (Rapid City, SD) to Senator George McGovern, Senator James Abourezk, Congressman James Abdnor, and Congressman Frank Denholm, regarding, in his opinion, the detrimental effects an Indian occupation of buildings at Mount Rushmore would have on local businesses.

   
  Thursday, 22 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed press release regarding the formation of the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee; includes a list of attorneys and legal workers, 3p.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee as well as to Kent Frizzell’s nomination to the post of DOI Solicitor.

   
  Friday, 23 Mar 1973

Handwritten and typed notes regarding Kent Frizzell’s itinerary to and from Wounded Knee between 23 Mar and 9 May 1973.

Miscellaneous notes.

   
1:10 Saturday, 24 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed draft, with handwritten notes, of a U.S. District court order (South Dakota, Western Division) to show cause for continuation of the restraining order as well as the moratorium on food, fuel and medical supplies into Wounded Knee, 4p.

Typescript of same.

Photocopy of a typed draft, by the U.S. Court of Appeals, denying the DOI continuation of the restraining order as well as the moratorium on food, fuel and medical supplies into Wounded Knee, 10p.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
  Sunday, 25 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a typed list of attorneys cleared by Ramon A. Roubideaux; includes a list of 6 attorneys scheduled to visit Wounded Knee on 25 Mar 1973, 2p.

Typed order, by the U.S. Court (South Dakota, Western Division), to lift the moratorium on food, fuel and medical supplies into Wounded Knee, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed propaganda piece expressing anti-U.S. Government and anti-Dick Wilson sentiments; signed Iktomi-Iktomi, 1p.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
1:11 Monday, 26 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 4p.

Typed and signed memorandum, Robert M. Bender (Job Director, ARC) to Harlington Wood, Hans Walker (DOI), and Stanley D. Lyman, regarding the ARC moving into Wounded Knee after the roadblocks are removed and hostilities ended, 1p; signed carbon copy of same.

Photocopy of a typed draft of the ARC’s emergency assistance plan for Wounded Knee, 6p.

Photocopy of a typed draft of an urgent notice from the DOI (Bureau of Indian Affairs) regarding the death by foul play of Leo Wilcox (OST Council member), 1p; 2 copies.

Typed and signed letter, Ramon A. Roubideaux to DOJ (Pine Ridge), regarding Roubideaux’s revised list of attorneys acting as counsel for the residents and occupants of Wounded Knee, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Ramon A. Roubideaux to DOJ Roadblock #1 at Wounded Knee, providing a list of 6 attorneys who will be allowed through the roadblock, including Hank Adams.

Includes photocopy of a handwritten and signed note by Kent Frizzell at bottom, disallowing Adams, as much as Adams does not qualify as a qualified attorney.

Handwritten and photocopied typed notes and biographical information pertaining to Hank Adams.

Photocopy of a typed propaganda piece directed at the citizens of Pine Ridge, alleging that incidents at Wounded Knee are the long range plans of the Communist Party, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
1:12 Tuesday, 27 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 6p.

Handwritten notes regarding the ground rules and agenda for negotiations, 1p.

Typescript of a 7-point proposal, drafted by the ION, to be presented at a meeting with the CRS, with regard to the arrangements for negotiations, 1p.

Photocopy of same with handwritten notes in response to points 1 and 2.

Carbon copy of a typed letter, Tosh Suyematsu (Special Assistant, U.S. Attorney) to William F. Clayton (U.S. Attorney), regarding the caravan that was being organized out of the Rosebud Reservation for the suspected purpose of supplying food and other supplies to Wounded Knee on Sunday, 25 Mar; also regarding a petition, submitted by Ramon A. Roubideaux to Judge Bogue, to restrain the DOJ from interfering with the caravan; also addresses the government’s response to issues raised by AIM attorneys, 5p.

Handwritten notes relating to the above letter, 1p.

Unidentified newsletter highlighting Indian activities at Wounded Knee during the period of 17 Mar-25 Mar, 8p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Dick Wilson to Stanley D. Lyman, requesting the BIA and U.S. Government remove all non-Indians from Wounded Knee and punish them according to U.S. law, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed draft of a U.S. District (South Dakota, Western Division) court order modifying the temporary restraining order of 25 Mar 1973, 1p.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
1:13 Wednesday, 28 Mar 1973

Handwritten summary of staff meeting, 2p.

Handwritten and signed letter, AIM members (Carter Camp, Dennis Banks, Russell Means, Clyde Bellecourt, Pedro and Gladys Bissonette, Delala Beane, and Francie [?]) to Kent Frizzell, protesting abuse by the BIA and Dick Wilson’s “goons” of AIM sympathizers who bring in supplies to Wounded Knee, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, DOI (National Park Service, Midwest Region) to Director, National Park Service, regarding recommendations concerning the proposed Indian demonstration at Mount Rushmore, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed memorandum, OST Court to  all police officers at Pine Ridge, regarding charges against persons involved in the Wounded Knee siege, 1p.

Typed and signed letter, Ramon A. Roubideaux to DOJ (Pine Ridge), including a list of attorneys (further revised from list of 26 Mar) acting as counsel for the residents and occupants at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Handwritten notes pertaining to the legality of and the surrendering of weapons, as well as other issues, 4p.

Miscellaneous notes.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
1:14 Thursday, 29 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 1p.

Handwritten notes pertaining to the cease fire, state of negotiations, and civil rights complaints, 1p.

Typed 8-point response by the ION and AIM to the U.S. Government’s offer to negotiate as presented to CRS, 1p.

Typed and signed memorandum, Pedro Bissonett to Kent Frizzell, regarding alleged civil rights violations, especially with reference to Dick Wilson’s roadblocks, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed response from Kent Frizzell to Pedro Bissonett, 1p.

Photocopy of a page from the Congressional Record containing a commentary by Representative James Abdnor in relation to the events at Wounded Knee.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
1:15 Friday, 30 Mar 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 8p.

Handwritten notes regarding the agenda for the Saturday, 31 Mar meeting, 5p.

Photocopy of a typed list of 5 questions presented by Supervisor Arndt; handwritten note at bottom to Kent Frizzell, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed letter,  R. & S. Construction (Rapid City, SD) to DOJ (Ralph Erickson, Special Assistant to the Attorney General), expressing concern for the company’s building materials and equipment located at Wounded Knee and requesting advice as to when they may resume work there, 2p.

DOJ inter-department memos between Grey Lewis and Kent Frizzell discussing possible tactics in handling the matter.

Handwritten memorandum, R. Dennis Ickes to Kent Frizzell, regarding food supplies for non-fugitives-from-justice at Wounded Knee, 3p.

Photocopy of a typed announcement by the OST regarding it’s manpower employment programs at Pine Ridge, 2p.

   
1:16 Saturday, 31 Mar 1973

Handwritten summary of staff meeting, 5p.

Typed draft of suggested language for negotiations for 31 Mar, 1p.

Hand drawn diagram of the seating arrangements at the negotiation session on 31 Mar, 1p.

Typed transcription of the first negotiating session, 31 Mar, 9p.

Typed draft of an alternative government posture to be used as a face-saving device for the occupants of Wounded Knee, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed note, KTTV Los Angeles, CA, requesting the return of camera equipment left at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
  circa late Mar-early Apr 1973    
1:17

Photocopy of a typed draft joint resolution authorizing funds for presidential emissaries to negotiate the dispute at Wounded Knee, 2p.

Handwritten draft of a proposed authorization [for President Richard M. Nixon’s signature] for the federal government to a) use force where necessary to bring the civil disturbance at Wounded Knee to a conclusion; or b) to withdraw and allow the OST to settle their own dispute as per their tribal constitution; 1p.

Sign-in roster, 1p; includes representatives from the FBI, USMS, CRS, DOI, DOJ, U.S. Army, and the BIA.

Photocopy of a typed list of 24 AIM members, including Russell Means and Dennis Banks, 1p.

Typed transcription of the negotiation sessions, circa Mar-Apr; transcription #1, 19p; transcription #2, 16p; transcription #3, 33p.

Miscellaneous notes, proposals, plans of action, etc.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:1 Sunday, 1 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 6p.

Photocopy of a typed draft, with handwritten arrangement for the resolution of the current situation at Wounded Knee; marked “1st draft,” 3p.

Photocopy of another version, 5p.

Typed draft, with handwritten revisions and notes, regarding the policy on warrants outstanding and not outstanding, 1p.

Typed draft of law enforcement’s options, 1p.

Handwritten notes and biographical data compiled by the FBI, National Crime Information Center, on volunteer medical personnel for Wounded Knee, 2p and 5 index cards.

Typed memorandum regarding a threat letter received by Dennis Banks from Dick Wilson, 1p.

Handwritten notes in a spiral notebook; other related loose notes.

Land and Natural Resources Division Journal, Vol 11, #4.

   
2:2 Monday, 2 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 10p.

Photocopy of a typed draft addressing major points submitted to the Indians, including Treaty Commission paragraph, proposed language to accommodate Oglala points 4 and 5; and revision of paragraph 7; includes handwritten further notes on the subject, 6p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Raymond L. Freeman (Associate Director, Operations, National Park Service) to DOI Under Secretary, regarding the planned demonstration at Mount Rushmore on 22 Apr 1973, 2p; related notes and commentary, 2p.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office, 6p.

TLS, Philip Hoffman (Attorney representing Joseph Allete) to Kent Frizzell with regard to Alletto’s purported kidnapping by AIM members and his subsequent escape from Wounded Knee, 1p; Carbon copy typed letter response from Kent Frizzell, 5 Apr 1973, 1p.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:3 Tuesday, 3 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 10p.

Typed transcription, with handwritten revisions, of negotiating session, 5p.

Typed revised proposal #1, drafted by the ION, 1p.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office, 5p.

The Pine Ridge Reporter.  Photocopied typescript of the first issue of a daily bulletin printed for the purpose of keeping members of the roadblocks apprised of the progress of the negotiations.

Handwritten draft of bulletin #2, 2p.

Photocopy of the Congressional Record for the U.S. Senate.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings and United Press International reports relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:4

Typed and carbon copy typed draft transcription of the negotiations, with handwritten corrections, 35p.

   
2:5 Wednesday, 4 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 7p.

Photocopy of a typed 8-point memorandum, Wayne B. Colburn to Charles Ablard, regarding training assistance to the BIA, 3p.

Photocopy of a typed status report, drafted by the ARC, regarding Wounded Knee relief operation, 1p.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office, 6p; other telephone messages and related notes.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2;6 Thursday, 5 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 7p.

Photocopy of a typed agreement, with handwritten revisions, to resolve the situation at Wounded Knee, 4p.

Typed and signed draft, version 2, with handwritten revisions, signed by Kent Frizzell, Richard Hellstern, and 15 members of AIM and the Oglala Sioux residents of Wounded Knee, 4p.

Photocopy of a typed  draft, version 3, with further handwritten notes and markings, 4p.

Typed draft of the proposed negotiating position, 1p.

Typed and signed letter, Ramon A. Roubideaux to DOJ (Pine Ridge), regarding a list of names of attorneys representing the residents and occupants of Wounded Knee, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, W.W. Lyons (DOI Deputy Under Secretary) to Kent Frizzell, regarding the proposed demonstration at Mount Rushmore on 22 Apr 1973, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed truck inventory for the ARC relief operation’s first, second and third trips into Wounded Knee, 1p; related handwritten notes, 2p.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:7 Friday, 6 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a handwritten summary of staff meeting, 6p.

Department of Justice Civil Disturbance Information prepared by the Intelligence Analysis Unit, 8p.

Handwritten memorandum, Kent Frizzell to AIM and ION leaders in Wounded Knee, regarding Washington D.C.’s interpretation of their agreement, 3p.

Typescript and carbon copy of same, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed truck inventory for the ARC relief operation’s third trip (delivery not made), 1p.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office.

Telephone messages.

Miscellaneous notes.

Letters of congratulations to Kent Frizzell on reaching a settlement at Wounded Knee.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:8 Saturday, 7 Apr 1973

Typed suggestion, drafted by George Gilkerson and Mark [?], regarding clarification in the agreement as to the dispossession of weapons, 1p.

Typed and signed memorandum concerning the attorney’s review of the audio-tapes from the negotiation sessions to determine the accuracy of the subsequent agreement, 1p.

Photocopy of a typescript, with photocopied handwritten revisions, of a draft stipulating what was agreed to by the U.S. Government and the Indians at Wounded Knee as to the dispossession of weapons, 2p.

Miscellaneous notes.

Carbon copy typed truck inventory for the ARC relief operations third trip into Wounded Knee, 1p.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:9 Sunday, 8 Apr 1973

Handwritten memorandum, Kent Frizzell to Pedro Bissonett and Carter Camp (AIM), regarding another meeting to discuss new proposals and to address a) dispossession of weapons; b) time and date of execution of dispossession; c) what is expected from Washington, D.C. in order to implement plan; 1p.

Typed draft, version 2, with handwritten revisions and additions, 1p.

Typed draft, version 3, 1p; carbon copy of same.

Photocopy of a typed and handwritten summary of negotiation session held at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 7 Apr, 2p.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office, 2p.

Telephone messages.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:10 Monday, 9 Apr 1973

Typed list, with handwritten revisions and additions, of 7 further points to implement agreement of 5 Apr, 1p.

Typed memorandum, with handwritten revisions and notes, to Pedro Bissonett and Carter Camp regarding a 5-point ultimatum to the U.S. Government concerning disarmament released to the press by Russell Means, 1p.

Handwritten notes concerning the implementation of disarmament, 1p.

Handwritten notes concerning the possible outcome of negotiations and the ramifications if negotiations fail, 1p.

Photocopy of Congressional Record containing remarks about Wounded Knee by Dick Wilson.

List of telephone calls received by Kent Frizzell’s office, 3p.

Telephone messages.

Miscellaneous memos and notes.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:11 Tuesday, 10 Apr 1973

Typed memorandum, Superintendent’s office to Kent Frizzell, regarding the handling of the disagreement about disarmament, 1p; carbon copy of same.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:12 Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 Apr 1973

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
       
  “Renegades. The Second Battle of Wounded Knee.”  Reprint of an article by Susan L. M. Huck, appearing in American Opinion, 12 Apr 1973.    
       
2:13 Friday, 13 Apr 1973

Handwritten notes regarding the new roadblocks established by Dick Wilson and manned and armed by Wilson’s men, 1p.

Department of Justice Civil Disturbance Information prepared by the Intelligence Analysis Unit, Criminal Division, 3p.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:14 Saturday, 14 Apr 1973

Handwritten notes regarding the roadblocks, the function of the marshals, etc., 1p.

Letters from the public.

   
2:15 Sunday, 15 Apr 1973

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:16 Monday, 16 Apr 1973

Typed and signed letter, Tom Evans to Kent Frizzell, regarding the photographs Evans took at Wounded Knee with carbon copy response by Kent Frizzell. (See also Photographs)

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:17 Tuesday, 17 Apr 1973

Miscellaneous notes.

Press cutting relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:18 Wednesday, 18 Apr 1973

Carbon copy typed memorandum, Walter Kiechel, Jr. (Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Land and National Resources Division) to Charles D. Ablard, regarding a proposal by the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association, 3p.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:19 Thursday, 19 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a typed statement given by Hank Adams to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Indian Affairs summarizing the causes of events at Wounded Knee and suggestions for the prevention of a recurrence of similar events, 29p.

Handwritten notes regarding medics heading for the bunkers at Wounded Knee to treat the wounded, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:20 Friday, 20 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a typed draft,  Henry E. Petersen to Joseph T. Sneed, summarizing Indian activities of 19-20 Apr, 3p.

Department of Justice Civil Disturbance Information prepared by the Intelligence Analysis Unit, Criminal Division, 10p.

Photocopy of a typed memorandum regarding the cost and installation of emergency trailers at Pine Ridge, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
2:21 Saturday, 21 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a typed draft,  Henry E. Petersen to Joseph T. Sneed, summarizing Indian activities for 20-21 Apr, 4p.

   
3:1 Sunday, 22 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Leo Cardenas (Director of Operations, CRS, Pine Ridge) to Dick Hellstern, regarding pre-conditions by the residents of Wounded Knee for resumption of talks towards settlement, 1p.

Press cuttings of events relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:2 Monday, 23 Apr 1973

Carbon copy typed memorandum regarding the housing needs for dispossessed residents of Wounded Knee, 2p.

Photocopy of a typed summary of Indian activities for 21-23 Apr, 4p.

Telephone messages.

   
3:3 Tuesday, 24 Apr 1973

Typed memorandum, from the negotiators for ION to DOJ and CRS, concerning the agenda to reopen negotiations surrounding the substantive issues on the legal occupation of Wounded Knee, 2p with handwritten notes.

Photocopy of a typed Resolution 73-14XB, draft by the OST Executive Committee, authorizing a roadblock, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Frank Sidella (Chief of Training Section, DOJ) to Wayne B. Colburn, regarding training assistance to the BIA, 3p.

Typed memorandum from the DOI concerning the composition, function and operation of the OST Council, 3p; carbon copy typescript of same.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:4 Wednesday, 25 Apr 1973

Photocopy of a typed memorandum from the DOI regarding an AIM convention scheduled for 1-5 May 1973 at Pawnee, Oklahoma, 1p.

Carbon copy typed memorandum to Joan Firkser (Research Analyst, Civil Rights Division, DOJ), concerning housing needs for the dispossessed residents of Wounded Knee, 1p.

Carbon copy typed and signed draft ARC Status Report #6 for the Wounded Knee relief operation, 1p with handwritten notes.

Typed and signed resolution, drafted by the Coalition for Better Government, concerning the funeral and burial arrangements for Frank Clearwater, 1p.

Handwritten and signed memorandum from John (CRS) concerning a false rumor about Frank Clearwater’s burial at Rosebud, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:5 Thursday, 26 Apr 1973

Typed and signed 12-point program for negotiations, signed by Pedro Bissonette and Aaron DeSersa, Sr., 1p.

Typed statement, drafted by [ION?], addressed to “Mr. Secretary,” being a tentative draft of how “we envision our future government,” 2p.

Typed statement, drafted by ION negotiators, to DOJ and CRS, regarding the 12-point program submitted by Bissonette and DeSersa, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed working paper for discussion on a) negotiations, b) consultation conferences, and c) participation in surveillance and enforcement, 1p.

Handwritten notes regarding preparations and burial of Buddy Lamont.

Notes pertaining to a meeting held at the residence of Fools Crow.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:6 Friday, 27 Apr 1973

Typed memorandum, Wayne B. Colburn to Joseph P. Sneed, regarding proposed relocation of roadblock #1, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Wayne B. Colburn to Joseph P. Sneed, regarding the aggressive action initiated by AIM and the possibility of tightening the perimeter, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:7 Saturday, 28 Apr 1973

Telephone messages.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:8 Sunday, 29 Apr 1973

Typed notes regarding Buddy Lamont’s wake, funeral and burial arrangements, and the need for an independent pathologist to do autopsy, 2p.

Typed transcription of negotiating session, 8p.

Miscellaneous notes.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

Telephone calls.

Letters from the public.

   
3:9 Monday, 30 Apr 1973

Carbon copy typed memorandum by R. Dennis Ickes regarding a meeting with Frank Fools Crow, Kent Frizzell, Dennis Banks, Leonard Crow Dog and others, for a discussion about the funerals of Lamont and Clearwater, negotiations, and other matters, 3p.

Typed proposal, submitted to Kent Frizzell by Colonel Volney F. Warner, for a) mutual withdrawal of AIM and Federal roadblocks without dispossession of weapons and submission to arrest for the period of 60 days; b) establishment of a just BIA/AIM tribal council commission for the determining of a better form of self-government than the existing OST constitution; 1p.

Typed and signed petition, presented to Stanley D. Lyman and Kent Frizzell, by 9 former residents (refugees) of Wounded Knee, stating their intention to return to Wounded Knee in order to collect personal property and bring it out, 1p.

Miscellaneous notes.

Telephone messages.

Photocopy of a typed letter, OST (Dick Wilson) to Agnes Lamont and family, assuring her that her son will be allowed burial at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:11 circa late Apr-early May 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed 12-point program for negotiations, drafted and signed by Pedro Bissonette and Aaron DeSersa, Sr., 1p with handwritten notes at bottom regarding BIA Police; handwritten notes on verso.

Photocopy of a typed mission plan, submitted by the Special Operations Group of the USMS, to conduct mine and booby trap clearing operations at Wounded Knee, 3p.

Photocopy of a typed agreement to end confrontation and implement dispossession of arms, as per the 5 Apr 1973 agreement, 4p.

Typed confirmation of agreement that headmen and chiefs of the Teton Sioux will meet with Kent Frizzell and White House representatives during the third week of May 1973 to re-examine the 1868 treaty, 1p.  Handwritten related notes, 11p.

Handwritten memorandum, [Volney F. Warner] to Kent Frizzell, regarding the “Warren Plan” and the personnel and equipment to support it, etc., 1p.

Miscellaneous notes.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:12 Tuesday, 1 May 1973

Carbon copy typed proposal, plan and agenda, drafted by the ION, to bring about the beginning of negotiations which would re-open the 1868 Sioux Treaty, 1p with handwritten additions; handwritten related notes and telephone messages.

Typed and signed plea for medical assistance, drafted by the doctors and nurses of the Wounded Knee Hospital, 1p.

Handwritten note regarding a meeting with Agnes Lamont, 1p.

Letters/telegrams from the public.

   
3:13 Wednesday, 2 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed list of current outstanding warrants compiled by U.S. Marshal’s Office, 4p.

Letters/telegrams from the public.

   
3:14

Typed transcription of the negotiating session, 15p with handwritten corrections.

   
3:15 Thursday, 3 May 1973

Handwritten memorandum, [Volney F. Warner] to Kent Frizzell, recommending that Dick Wilson or a representative of the OST be selected to join in the negotiations now or at least during the negotiations to be held third week of May, 1p.

Photocopy of a handwritten note, [Noel] to Kent Frizzell regarding the resolution drawn up by the Chiefs to re-organize the BIA Police, 1p.

Typed statement, Leonard Garment to Headmen and Chiefs of the Teton Sioux, confirming agreement by all parties to a meeting between themselves and White House representatives to take place no late than 11 May 1973, 1p.

Photocopy of a typescript, version 2, with handwritten additions, 1p.

Photocopy of a typescript, version 3, with handwritten revisions and additions, 1p.

Photocopy of a typescript, version 4, with handwritten revisions and additions, 1p.

Typed note attached, Brad Patterson to Kent Frizzell, stating that if 11 May passes without dispossession of weapons, the commitment made in the letter is withdrawn.

Telephone messages.

Letters/telegrams from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:16 Friday, 4 May 1973

Handwritten summary of a phone conversation between Aaron DeSersa and Agnes Lamont regarding Buddy Lamont’s funeral, Wounded Knee residents loss of faith in the U.S. Government, and their disenchantment with AIM, etc., 1p.

   
3:17 Saturday, 5 May 1973

Handwritten summary of a meeting with Brad Patterson covering present status, the nature of the problem, and possible solutions, etc.

Photocopy of a typed draft of a 5-point implementation agreement, 3p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed draft of an 11-point implementation agreement, another version, signed by Kent Frizzell and Richard Hellstern, 4p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed of same with handwritten revisions and additions, signed by Wayne B. Colburn, Kent Frizzell, Richard Hellstern, and members of the OST and AIM, 4p.

Typed memo to Kent Frizzell regarding the impression of a Los Angeles physician (a representative of Concerned Physicians for Wounded Knee and Indian Problems) that deaths had occurred at Wounded Knee due to starvation, 1p.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:18 Sunday, 6 May 1973

“Today is a very historic and tragic day….”  Photocopy of a typed press release drafted by Dennis Banks, 3p.

Telephone messages.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:19 Monday, 7 May 1973

Typed memorandum, R. Dennis Ickes to Kent Frizzell, advising him that the White House conference with the Headmen and Chiefs of the Teton Sioux will commence on 17 May 1973, 1p; related telephone messages.

Handwritten note, Noel [?] to Kent Frizzell, regarding a meeting at Roadblock #1, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Hank Adams to Henry M. Jackson (Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs), alleging misconduct on the part of committee staff member, Gerald R. Gereau, 3p. TMs cover letter, Jerry T. Verkler (Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs) to Kent Frizzell, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Henry M. Jackson (Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs) to Hank Adams, in response to Adams’ letter regarding committee staff member, Gerald R. Gereau, 2p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Gerald R. Gereau to Jerry T. Verkler (Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs), in response to accusations made by Adams in 9 May 1973 letter to Senator Jackson. 4p.

Letters/telegrams from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:20 Tuesday, 8 May 1973

“The Occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. February 27-May 8, 1973.”  Photocopy of a typed DOJ White Paper drafted by Edmund W. Kitch (Special Assistant to the Deputy Attorney General) and William P. Healy (Law Clerk to the Deputy Attorney General), 47p.

Miscellaneous notes.

Telephone messages.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
3:21 Wednesday, 9 May 1973

Typed memorandum, Del Chatterton (DOI, Office of the Solicitor) to  Kent Frizzell, regarding the cost of the Wounded Knee occupation, 1p; handwritten notes on specific costs and reimbursements, 1p.

Photocopy of a page from the Congressional Record featuring Senator James Abdnor’s remarks about the Wounded Knee affair and call for a congressional investigation into the matter.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:1 Thursday, 10 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed summary of Indian activities 9-10 May 1973, 5p.

Telephone messages.

Miscellaneous notes.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:2 Friday, 11 May-Sunday, 13 May 1973

Handwritten notes regarding the cost of the Wounded Knee occupation, 1p.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:3 Monday, 14 May 1973

Carbon copy typed letter, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, commendation and thanks for efforts towards a settlement of the conflict at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Typed and carbon copy typed list of individuals to whom the letter will be sent, 1p.

Letters from the public.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:4 Tuesday, 15 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Leonard Garment to Headmen and Chiefs of the Teton Sioux, introducing the White House representatives that will meet with them on 17 May 1973, 2p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:5 Wednesday, 16 May 1973

DOJ memorandum, Del Chatterton (DOI, Office of the Solicitor) to Kent Frizzell, regarding the Wounded Knee to be held in Cedar Rapids, IA (U.S. District Judge Edward J. McManus presiding), involving Carter Camp, Stan Holder and Leonard Crow Dog; also the possibility that Kent Frizzell and others will be subpoenaed to testify, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed draft, Hank Adams to Vine Deloria, Jr. (President, Institute for the Development of Indian Law), of a summary of Adams’ participation in the negotiations towards a settlement at Wounded Knee, 19p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon to Kent Frizzell, expressing appreciation of Kent Frizzell’s efforts to end the confrontation at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:6 Thursday, 17 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter,  Richard G. Kleindienst to Rogers C.B. Morton, regarding the cost incurred in connection with the disturbance at Wounded Knee, 1p; pc of vouchers and schedules of withdrawals and credits attached, 4p plus related notes.

Typed and signed letter, Edmund W. Kitch (Special Assistant to the Deputy Attorney General) to Kent Frizzell, regarding an evaluation of mistakes that were made to cause the 5 Apr agreement to break down, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Joseph T. Sneed to Kent Frizzell, commending Kent Frizzell on the service he provided during the disturbance at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, Kent Frizzell to Russell Means, regarding a letter from a British admirer of Means that Kent Frizzell is forwarding on to him, 1p.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:7 Friday, 18 May 1973

Carbon copy typed letter, Rogers C.B. Morton, congratulating certain individuals for their efforts made during the disturbance at Wounded Knee, 1p; photocopy of a typed list of individuals to whom the letter will be sent, 1p.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:8 Saturday, 19 May-Sunday, 20 May 1973

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

Telephone messages.

Miscellaneous notes.

   
4:9 Monday, 21 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Kent Frizzell to Edward J. McManus (U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Iowa), regarding Kent Frizzell’s subpoena to testify at the Wounded Knee trial on 27 May 1973, in Cedar Rapids, IA, 2p with handwritten related notes attached, 2p.

Photocopy of a typed draft of various memoranda to/from Harlington Wood, regarding the possible civil litigation arising out of Wounded Knee, 17p; carbon copy typed cover memo, Charles Ablard to Harlington Wood; handwritten cover memo Harlington Wood to Kent Frizzell.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon to Kent Frizzell, commending Kent Frizzell’s efforts in the negotiations at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Carbon copy typed letter, Rogers C.B. Morton to Joseph H. Trimbach, Wayne B. Colburn, Dean Sneed, and Gilbert Pompa (DOJ Assistant Director, CRS), commending them on their efforts in the negotiations at Wounded Knee, 1p each.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:10 Tuesday, 22 May 1973

Typed and signed letter, Civil Liberties Task Force (represented by Margaret Deppe and Hiram Holdridge) to Kent Frizzell, regarding their wish to a) commend the U.S. Government’s restraint during the occupation of Wounded Knee; b) request a review of the high bail bonds for several AIM leaders; and c) urge a sensitive representative be sent to hear Indian grievances, 1p.

Carbon copy typed letter response by Kent Frizzell, 1p.

Handwritten and signed letter, Mrs. Francis W. Leslie to Kent Frizzell, regarding the hearing of Indian grievances and the initiation of remedial action, 3p.

Carbon copy typed response by Kent Frizzell, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed letter, United Press International (James R. Quinn, Regional Editor, Omaha Bureau) to Stanley D. Lyman, commending his handling of the Wounded Knee disturbance and thanking him for his cooperation with the press, 1p.

   
4:11 Wednesday, 23 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Bradley H. Patterson to Kent Frizzell, requesting his comments on the attached response to the Headmen and Traditional Chiefs of the Teton Sioux following their meeting with White House representatives on 17 May 1973.

Handwritten notes and comments by Kent Frizzell, 11p.

   
4:12 Thursday, 24 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Richard G. Held (DOJ, Special Agent in Charge, Pine Ridge) to Rogers C.B. Morton, responding to Morton’s letter of thanks regarding the Wounded Knee settlement, 1p.

Carbon copy typed letter, Kent Frizzell to Chief Frank Fools Crow, thanking him for the gift of the Indian pipe, 1p.

Carbon copy typed letter, Kent Frizzell to Dick Wilson, thanking him for the gift of the bolo tie, 1p.

   
4:13 Friday, 25 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed response by Bradley H. Patterson to Headmen and Traditional Chiefs of the Teton Sioux, with further revisions of the 23 May draft, with handwritten note by Kent Frizzell, 13p.

Photocopy of a typed summary of Indian activities following the agreement at Wounded Knee, 6p.

Letters from the public.

   
4:14 Tuesday, 29 May 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed draft, Leonard Garment to Headmen and Traditional Chiefs of the Teton Sioux, a revised draft from the previous 23 May and 25 May drafts, 9p plus another copy.

Photocopy of a DOI-BIA newsletter with updating information about the settlement at Wounded Knee, 2p.

Typed and signed letter, Robert M. Bender (ARC, Assistant Manager) to Kent Frizzell, thanking him and the DOI for their assistance and support during the disturbance at Wounded Knee, 1p.

   
4:15 June 1973

“BLM’s News Beat Goes to Wounded Knee.” Article appearing in the DOI-Bureau of Land Management (California) Newsletter, featuring photographs by Tom Evans.

“Bamboozle Me Not at Wounded Knee.” Article by Terri Schultz appearing in Harper’s Magazine, p46-56.)

Handwritten and signed letter, 6 Jun, Ramon A. Roubideaux to Kent Frizzell, thanking him for the photographs taken at Wounded Knee, etc., 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 13 Jun, Matthew King, Frank Fools Crow, and Ramon A. Roubideaux to Leonard Garment, in response to his letter of 29 May regarding the meeting between the White House representatives and the Headmen and Traditional Chiefs of the Teton Sioux, 14p.

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, 13 Jun, Leonard Garment to Kent Frizzell, regarding the manner in which they should respond to the above letter, 1p.

Typed and signed letter, 12 Jun, Edward J. Streb (Instructor, State University College, Arts and Science, Genesco, NY) to Kent Frizzell, requesting information about Wounded Knee for his doctoral research, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, Kent Frizzell’s response.

Carbon copy typed note, 13 Jun, DOI Executive Assistant to Diantha Johnson (Congressional Quarterly), regarding an enclosure listing various demands and agreements in connection with Wounded Knee, 1p (enclosures not attached).

Carbon copy typed statement, 16 Jun, given by Wyman D. Babby (BIA Area Director, Aberdeen Area) before the U.S. Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Sub-Committee on Indian Affairs, 5p, with handwritten markings by Kent Frizzell [?].

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:16 July 1973

“On the Road to Wounded Knee.”  Article by Steve Nickeson, appearing in Race Relations Reporter.

Typed and signed memorandum, Bradley H. Patterson to Kent Frizzell, regarding the 29 May letter from Leonard Garment to the Headmen and Traditional Chiefs of the Teton Sioux; discusses the possibility of a second meeting around 5 Sept, 2p.

Typed draft of a proposed letter to Matthew King, Frank Fools Crow, and Ramon A. Roubideaux, 2p.

Press cutting of a report of a proposed Sun Dance to take place on the grounds at the Crazy Horse Memorial, 3-12 Aug.

   
4:17 August 1973

Carbon copy typed note, 1 Aug 1973, Del Chatterton to Kent Frizzell, regarding materials, clippings and other pertinent papers being sent to Kent Frizzell, 1p.

Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Aug 1973, L. Patrick Gray to Richard G. Kleindienst, regarding information from a reliable source concerning a) AIM leaders accusations that the United Sioux Tribal leaders are white-dominated and have misused funds; b) Dennis Banks’ accusations against Mark Lane; and c) the possibility that Robert Burnette (former co-chairman of the TBT caravan) is organizing another group to come to Washington, DC, 2p.

Typed and signed letter, open letter, Wounded Knee Information and Defense Fund, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed letter, 29 Aug, Leonard Garment to Frank Fools Crow and Matthew King, reiterating the desire by the White House to hold the meeting between the Headmen and Traditional Chiefs of the Teton Sioux tentatively scheduled for 5 Sept, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed memorandum, Kent Frizzell to Earl Kaplan (DOJ attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Dakota), regarding a statement made by Kent Frizzell to the press as to the absence of AIM leaders, Dennis Banks and Russell Means, from Wounded Knee on or around 27 Mar 1973, and the source of that information, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed affidavit, 2p.

Telephone messages.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
4:18 Sept 1973

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 12 Sept, Bradley H. Patterson to Ramon A. Roubideaux, regarding an audit of the OST and the BIA (Pine Ridge Agency) as requested by the Headmen and Traditional Chiefs of the Teton Sioux, 1p.

   
4:19 Oct 1973

Photocopy of a typed draft ordinance on tribal removal and exclusion of non-members from the Pine Ridge Reservation, with photocopied handwritten notations, 10p.

Photocopy of a typed draft, 11 Oct, U.S. District Court (District of South Dakota, Western Division) temporary restraining order involving Sand Brim, Richard Metcalf, et al (plaintiffs) vs. Dick Wilson, OST Council, et al, 3p.

Photocopy of a typed account documenting the events leading to the shooting death of Pedro Bissionette by Pine Ridge police officers, 17 Oct 1973, 2p.

Photocopy of a typed transcription of a telephone conversation between Stan Lyman and Tom Oxendine[?] regarding Pedro Bissonette’s death, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed, another account of the events, 1p.

Related notes, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed draft statement by Dick Wilson regarding Pedro Bissonette’s death, 1p.

United Press story about Pedro Bissonette’s death, 1p.

OST Court order, 22 Oct, for the exclusion of Mark Lane from the Pine Ridge Reservation, 1p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed draft of an OST Court criminal complaint, 22-23 Oct, against Mark Lane for disorderly conduct, 2 versions, 1p each.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

Carbon copy of a typed memorandum for files, 29 Oct, Elmer T. Nitzschke (Field Solicitor, DOI, Twin Cities, MN), recounting his stay at the Pine Ridge Reservation 23-26 Oct, acting in the capacity of legal advisor to the Agency Superintendent in anticipation of disturbances occasioned by the funeral and burial of Pedro Bissonette, 3p.

   
4:20 Nov 1973Typed and signed note, 16 Nov, Charles D. Ablard to Kent Frizzell, regarding a paper written about the Wounded Knee occupation, requesting Kent Frizzell’s comments, 1p.

—–. Photocopy of a typed draft about the occupation of Wounded Knee and the dispossession of arms, 47p.

Photocopy of typed and signed memorandum, 19 Nov, Bradley H. Patterson to Kent Frizzell, regarding a bill of particulars about Sioux treaty rights submitted by Frank Fools Crow and Matthew King, 2p.

—–. Photocopy of a typed letter, 19 Nov, Frank Fools Crow and Matthew King to Richard M. Nixon, 1p.

—–. Photocopy of a typed “Bill of Particulars,” 7p.

“You Are On Indian Land.” Radio program series presenting voices of Native Peoples about Native issues; hosted by Louis Cook. 1 audio cassette tape.

—–. Part 1, airing Nov 16, covers the day by day events during the second Battle of Wounded Knee, 1973. Includes the recorded commentaries by mostly unidentified residents/occupants and AIM members as well as firefights between Federal Marshals and the occupants of Wounded Knee.

—–. Part 2, airing Nov 30, is a replay of an award winning program produced by Kevin McKiernan for Minnesota Public Radio. Covers the Dennis Banks/Russell Means trial, illegal activities of various U.S. Government agencies, and the perjured testimony by Louis Moves Camp; and includes recordings of some of the negotiation proceedings involving Kent Frizzell and residents/occupants/AIM members.

   
4:21 Dec 1973

Photocopy of a typed indictment charges against Vernon Bellecourt, Tonia Ackerman, Douglas H. Phelps, et al, for aiding and abetting persons participating in the occupation of Wounded Knee, obstructing law enforcement officers, etc. Includes related documents, 20p.

“Was the Truth Buried At Wounded Knee?” Reprint of a series of articles by Neil Hickey, appearing in TV Guide Magazine 1-22 Dec, 1973.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
5:1 Jan-Feb 1974

Photocopy of a typed and signed note, 13 Feb, Bradley H. Patterson to Kent Frizzell, regarding the rumor that AIM leaders have called for a reoccupation of Wounded Knee on 27 Feb 1974, and that a buildup of outsiders is taking place at the Rosebud Reservation, 1p.

Miscellaneous correspondence.

   
5:2 circa Mar 1974

Photocopy of a typed transcription of the court examination of Kent Frizzell by Attorney Kaplan as to Kent Frizzell’s duties performed in his capacity as DOI solicitor and the events that occurred Mar-May 1973, 108p.

Press cuttings of reports of allegations of FBI wiretapping at Wounded Knee during the occupation.

   
5:3 Apr-Nov 1974

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 13 May, Leonard Garment to Matthew King, regarding King’s request for another meeting between the White House and traditional chiefs to discuss treaty questions, 2p.

Carbon copy typed summary of civil rights allegations and investigative findings on the Pine Ridge Reservation, 11p; related memos attached.

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

   
5:4 1975-1979

Press cuttings relating to Wounded Knee.

Miscellaneous correspondence and memos.

Handwritten draft notes by Kent Frizzell for a talk given at the University of Tulsa Law School, 29 Sept 1977, 9p.

Typed and signed letter, 2 Jan, John W. Showalter (Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, DOJ) to Kent Frizzell, regarding a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate to compensate the “Innocent Victims of the Occupation of Wounded Knee, 1p.

Related typed and signed letter, 17 Jan, Showalter to Kent Frizzell, 1p.

Typed and signed letter, 5 Sept, Showalter to Kent Frizzell, informing Kent Frizzell that he may be called as a witness for the plaintiffs or for the Government, 2p. (See also: 1980)

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 3 Jan 1979, Ramon A. Roubideaux to Griffin Bell (Attorney General, DOJ), regarding opposition to Roubideaux being appointed as U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 5p.

Photocopy of a typed letter, Kent Frizzell to Ramon A. Roubideaux, offering personal testimony as to Roubideaux’s good character and conduct during the crisis at Wounded Knee, 1p.

Typed and signed letter,  30 Jan, Roubideaux to Kent Frizzell, thanking him for the above letter.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 31 Jan, Roubideaux to Griffin Bell, in his defense of allegations of his involvement with AIM, 2p.

   
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5:8

6:1

1980

Handwritten notes by Kent Frizzell regarding Chief Lawrence Francis’ (St. Regis Band Council, Cornwall, Ontario) concern over conflicts with Civil Rights attorney Kuntzler and fears of trouble on the St. Regis Reservation in NY, 2p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 25 Jul, Kent Frizzell to Francis regarding their telephone conversation of same, 1p.

Correspondence, Jan-May, between Kent Frizzell and the DOJ regarding the scheduling of Kent Frizzell’s deposition for the Innocent Victims of the Occupation of Wounded Knee case.

Photocopy of a typed deposition of Kent Frizzell, taken on 24-25 Mar, Tulsa, OK, 160p.

Photocopy of a typed transcription of the direct testimony of Kent Frizzell, 30p.

Photocopy of a typed and signed draft of plaintiff’s contentions of fact and defendant’s responses, 28p.

Subpoena to testify, 14 May 1980.

Photocopy of a typed Statement of Facts before the Chief Commissioner of the U.S. Court of Claims, 150p.

Related correspondence and expense reports.

pacts Defendant’s Requested Findings of Facts, p1-249.

p250-433.

   
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6:3

6:4

 
6:5

6:6

6:7

1981

Photocopy of a typed Defendant’s Brief to the Trial Commissioner, files 17 Feb 1981, pi-vii, 1-191, appendix.

Typed and signed letter, 13 Mar, Stanley Dalton Wright (Attorney, Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, DOJ) to Kent Frizzell, regarding a Stipulation for Dismissal filed in the case of Douglas H. Phelps vs. William B. Saxbe et al, U.S. District Court of MA attached.

Photocopy of a typed court document pertaining to the above case, 20p.

Photocopy of a typed Findings of Fact and Recommended Conclusions to Accompany the Opinion of the Trial Commissioner, filed 10 Jun 1981, in the case of “The Innocent Victims of the Occupation of Wounded Knee” vs. the U.S., p1-160.

p161-302.

Photocopy of a typed Opinion of the Trial Commissioner, p1-92.

Undated material.

   
 
Thank you, as a Tetuwan Minneconjou Lakota scholar to the one who searched for this info, & it lead to me, which led to this…always connecting the dots.
Pilamayaye Yelo, Wakan Tanka

 

About Looking Back Woman-Suzanne Dupree

Tetuwan Lakota scholar, educator, historian, Sun Dance participant, Cannunpa carrier, cultural & spiritual preservationist, journalist-writer and fraud investigator.
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  1. Continuing to connect the dots….
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    Kent Frizzell – Wounded Knee archive

    Collection 1978-008

    Dates: 1971-1981.

    Extent: (8 boxes, oversized folder)

    Level of Description: Item level.

    Name of creator(s): Kent Frizzell.

    Date of creation: Undetermined.

    Scope and Content: Consists of the correspondence, documents, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs and miscellaneous materials associated with the Occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota (1973), where Frizzell served as Chief Government Negotiator in the capacity of Assistant Attorney General (Land and Natural Resources Division, U. S. Department of Justice) and later as Solicitor, U. S. Department of the Interior. The materials are arranged into four categories:

    Occupation of Wounded Knee: Series of events consisting of correspondence, documents, negotiating proposals and strategies, notes, telephone memos and related press cuttings

    Key American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders consisting of data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on principle AIM leaders including Russell Charles Means and Dennis James Banks.

    Photographs consisting of news service photographs taken of the Wounded Knee, South Dakota area, negotiation meetings, U.S. military personnel and equipment, and AIM members and sympathizers.

    Oversize consisting of a map indicating locations of military and civilian roadblocks and bunkers in the Wounded Knee area and newspaper tear sheets.

    Administrative/Biographical History: Kent Frizzell later came to the University of Tulsa where he was a member of the Law School Faculty and Director of NELPI.

    Access and Copyright:

    Language and Scripts: English.

    Finding aid/Inventory: Finding aid is available online.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition: Acquired from Kent Frizzell, Dec 1981.

    Date(s) of description: Milissa Burkart, Jun 1997.

    Access Points:

    Subject Headings

    Personal names

    Corporate names

    Places

    Key to relevant persons, US Government departments/representatives, and organizations

    Occupation of Wounded Knee

    Key American Indian Movement leaders

    Photographs

    Oversize

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  2. USDOJ: Environment and Natural Resources Division : Kent Frizzellwww.justice.gov › … › History › ENRD AAsG: Then and NowCached

    Kent Frizzell (1972-1973). Early History/Schooling: Dale Kent Frizzell was born in Wichita, Kansas on February 11, 1929. He received a B.A. in economics from …
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    My opinion has always been that the staged event at Wounded Knee by the American Indian Movement was a move to keep the Lakotas natural resources firmly in the grip of the US Government, amazing it was so easy to find this…
    Thanks again, for the inquiry, which led us to this treasure of verification & information!
    It is truely amazing what you can find when you know where to look…connect the dots.

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  3. Crow Dog: Four Generations of Sioux Medicine Men – isbn=0060926821…
    Leonard Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes – 1996 – Biography & Autobiography
    On April 5, we signed an agreement with Kent Frizzel, the government negotiator. The White House big shots would not come to the Knee to talk with us, but we …destroyed everything.
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    Oh, Leonard…what a load of crap, with this above, oh…faux Lakota Chief of 556 United States 1st Nation tribes, you really are insane & so full of yourself…..

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  4. More lies & convoluted BS…
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    We Shall Remain: Wounded Kneewww.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/…/files/…/WeShallRemain_5_transcript.pdfSimilar
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    Kent Frizzell, News Reporter (archival): On the far rise is roadblock one. We have further roadblocks around the perimeter which encompasses approximately a …
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    We Lakota must have pity for the AIM enablers of this historic tragedy, the coverup is so clumsy & ill concieved, like who with half a brain would believe it…everyone! Hah!!
    Didnt your Momma ever tell you, the bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.

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  5. Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means -isbn=0312147619…
    Russell Means, Marvin J. Wolf – 1996 – Biography & Autobiography –
    Guess Means left out the part about raping women…my comment & opinion!
    Kent Frizell, a top Justice Department official, had once been the Kansas attorney general, but he was also a real cowboy who had grown up on a ranch.

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  6. From Voices of the People…
    would I ever like to have all the info., or even go to that university, and sit there for a few months and go through everything, piece by piece, page by page…

    -I like research, and with my curious mind, I would pay attention to anomolies, or something that is not known, I would
    see if persons are still alive, for example, Joseph Allete, who was kidnapped by AIM during Wounded Knee, then escaped.
    Is he still alive? He would be an eye witness to events there. He would probably be in his 70’s or 80’s.

    -and Gerald R. Gereau, he was a staff member of Henry Jackson’s ‘Interior and Insular Affairs’ Committee, who was
    sanctioned and disciplined for ‘improper behaviour’ during the Wounded Knee crisis. What did he do? Is he a reliable
    witness to something that is not known? Or is he just another ‘terribly important adult’ being corrupt and in collusion?

    -so many questions.

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  9. Reblogged this on Looking Back Woman-Suzanne Dupree blog and commented:

    AIM Timeline by US Govt official, their side of history, verses the truth….check the Names!

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  10. My question here is simple & common sense, with this obvious Staged US Govt event, all the FBI, US Govt Officials, tanks, helicopters, military surrounding Wounded Knee…how could AIM murder so many people/supporters of the Pretendians the American Indian Movement-US Govt Operatives under the leadership of the Syrian Sioux, James Abourezk….and no one reported seeing any of the AIM supporters murdered & bodies hidden/buried right under the FEDS/MILITARY’s very noses?
    Be cause it is all a lie!

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