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American Indian Movement (AIM): Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

My Wounded Knee Scrapbook, by Rolf Waller. 
Newspaper clippings, 1973-1974, chiefly from the Minneapolis star, covering the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation and trial.
MNHS call number: FOLIO E99.O3 W34 1974

Useful dates to search for American Indian Movement (AIM):

  • 1968:  AIM founded
  • Oct.-Nov. 1972: Trail of Broken Treaties; AIM occupied Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • February 27, 1973 – May 8, 1973: Standoff with federal forces at Wounded Knee, South Dakota

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Tribune
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • St. Paul Dispatch 


Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
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