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What Was the Occupation of Wounded Knee?

Clip: Season 21 Episode 9 | 1m 49s

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In February 1973, Native American protesters occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the last Indian Wars massacre.

Aired: 05/11/09 | Rating: NR

Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.

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