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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Dirck Halstead
A Sioux activist brandishes his AK-47.,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1973
A Sioux activist triumphantly brandishes his AK-47 after repelling FBI agents on the Wounded Knee reservation in South Dakota. A protest by members of the Lakota (Sioux) tribe and the American Indian Movement turned into a deadly 71-day standoff with several federal agencies.
Did you know?
On December 29, 1890, 500 U.S. soldiers fired on approximately 350 Lakota people in Chief Big Foot's Miniconjou band along Wounded Knee Creek. The massacre was generally considered to be the last battle of the Indian Wars waged by the U.S. government.
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Dirck Halstead and David Hume Kennerly as young photojournalists at work in Chon Thanh, VietnamComedian Bob Hope and Miss World Runner-Up, Dianna Lynn Batts entertain U.S troops.President Nixon dines with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai.
A Vietnamese father clutches his wounded baby.A Sioux activist brandishes his AK-47.President Clinton embraces White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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