Close menu Resources for... William & Mary
W&M menu close William & Mary

American Indian Movement Interview

Discussions with Henry F. Sigmund (Haliwa-Saponi) and Chris Mattson (Cherokee) former members of the American Indian Movement (AIM).

  • AIM - Part I
    The Virginia Autonomous Chapter of the American Indian Movement; the origins of AIM during the 1960s-1970s; goals of AIM in the early years; Regina Brave, Russell Means; Dennis Banks, Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt; the condition of Pine Ridge during the early 1970s; Wounded Knee II; armed conflicts with the United States/civil unrest; Dick Wilson, Guardians of the Oglala Nation Squads (GOONS); Ellen Moves Camp and Bob Robideaux.
  • AIM - Part II
    After Wounded Knee II; the Jumping Bull compound and the incident at Oglala; Leonard Peltier as a political prisoner; Camp Yellow Thunder; treaty rights; spirituality and Fools Crow; John Trudell, Glen Morris, Russell Means, Ward Churchill - Yellow Thunder as a re-centering of the movement.
  • AIM - Part III
    National AIM and Autonomous AIM; AIM Tribunals and the origins of Virginia AIM; divisions of Virginia's Indian community; economics; Tribunal's purpose and the AIM chapters involved; VA AIM projects - prisoner's rights, religious freedoms, vigil at the Governor's Mansion, Federal and State rights, and security at ceremony and pow-wows.
  • AIM - Part IV
    VA AIM security details; cultural lectures at the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia; AIM support of fishing rights; court details from Vermont's Abenaki.