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The Kissinger Files: Iroquois Chiefs appeal for Wounded Knee 1973

Wounded Knee 1973
By Brenda Norrell
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Wikileaks has released the Kissinger cables and revealed a new document on Wounded Knee sent from the United Nations to the US State Department, written on May 4, 1973.
Photo Chief Leon Shenandoah in Australia 1989
The document is signed by the Iroquois Confederacy, Chief Williams Lazore, Onondaga Chief Lloyd M. Elm, Onondaga Chief Leon Shenandoah, Iroquois Confederation Chief Moses David, Mohawk Nation, and Mad Bear, President of the League of Nations Pan-American Indians of the Tuscarora Nation. The chiefs state they are mediators for a peaceful solution at Wounded Knee.

The unclassified document is an appeal from the Iroquois Chiefs for humanitarian intervention at the Occupation of Wounded Knee, and for the passage of food, water and fuel, medical aid, and access to attorneys to the occupants. It urges the removal of armed forces, and a halt to the media censorship that prevents the telling of the real story of Wounded Knee.

Today, the document is far more. It is a document of human rights that reveals the current crisis for Native Americans, and how little has changed since the Occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973, which was 40 years ago. The Chiefs stated:

WE PARTICULARLY WISH TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF THE UN THE TREATMENT OF INDIANS IN GENERAL AND THOSE IN WOUNDED KNEE IN PARTICULAR BY THE US GOVT. WE HAVE FOR A LONG TIME BEEN DEPRIVED OF MANY RIGHTS ENJOYED BY OTHER CITIZENS AND EVEN ALIENS IN THIS COUNTRY.
WE ARE THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THIS CONTINENT AND WE DO NOT ENJOY THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHER PEOPLE. WE DEMAND AND ASK YOU ASSISTANCE IN HELPING US ACHIEVE A BETTER TREATMENT OF INDIANS IN THIS COUNTRY ...
Mad Bear

The electronic telegram, which appears in a systematic review in 2005, begins with: 

WE ARE THE CHIEFS WHO ARE APPEARING ON BEHALF OF THE IRAQUOIS CONFEDERACY RESPECTFULLY PRESENT OUR PETITION TO YOU HOPING THAT YOU WILL USE YOUR GOOD OFFICES TO ASSIST OUR BESIEGED PEOPLE IN WOUNDED KNEE AND BRING ABOUT A PEACE. WE PARTICULARLY WISH TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF THE UN THE TREATMENT OF INDIANS IN GENERAL AND THOSE IN WOUNDED KNEE IN PARTICULAR BY THE US GOVT. WE HAVE FOR A LONG TIME BEEN DEPRIVED OF MANY RIGHTS ENJOYED BY OTHER CITIZENS AND EVEN ALIENS IN THIS COUNTRY ... (read cable below.")


WikiLeaks has published the ‘Kissinger Cables.' It is the largest public release of documents in nearly a year, totaling 1.7 million classified files, including information on the US’s secret diplomatic history.

WOUNDED KNEE
1973 May 4, 23:30 (Friday)
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United Nations (New York)
Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005
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FOLLOWING IS TEXT OF PETITION BY SIX NATIONS IROQUOIS CONFEDERATION ON BEHALF OF THE INDIANS OF OGLALA NATION TO UNSYG AND CHAIRMAN OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REPORTEDLY DELIVERED 4 MAY 1973: QTE WE ARE THE CHIEFS WHO ARE APPEARING ON BEHALF OF THE IRAQUOIS CONFEDERACY RESPECTFULLY PRESENT OUR PETITION TO YOU HOPING THAT YOU WILL USE YOUR GOOD OFFICES TO ASSIST OUR BESIEGED PEOPLE IN WOUNDED KNEE AND BRING ABOUT A PEACE. WE PARTICULARLY WISH TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF THE UN THE TREATMENT OF INDIANS IN GENERAL AND THOSE IN WOUNDED KNEE IN PARTICULAR BY THE US GOVT. WE HAVE FOR A LONG TIME BEEN DEPRIVED OF MANY RIGHTS ENJOYED BY OTHER CITIZENS AND EVEN ALIENS IN THIS COUNTRY. UNCLASSIFIED PAGE 02 USUN N 01700 050127 Z WE ARE THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THIS CONTINENT AND WE DO NOT ENJOY THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHER PEOPLE. WE DEMAND AND ASK YOU ASSISTANCE IN HELPING US ACHIEVE A BETTER TREATMENT OF INDIANS IN THIS COUNTRY. THE REMOVAL OF THE US ARMED FORCES FROM WOUNDED KNEE. WE ASK IN PARTICULAR THAT THIS LOFTY AND AUGUST BODY INTERVENE TO RENDER SOME HUMANITARIAN MEASURES TO OUR PEOPLE IN WOUNDED KNEE, PARTICULARLY IN ALLOWING THE PASSAGE OF FOOD AND MEDICAL HELP, WATER AND FUEL. ALSO THE FREE ACCESS AND MOVEMENT OF SPIRITUAL AND RELGIOUS LEADERS AND THE FREE ACCESS AND MOVEMENT OF ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT PERSONS UNDER INDICTMENT. WE HAVE SIGNED WITH THE US GOVT AN AGREEMENT ON APRIL 5 TO WHICH WE HAVE STRICTLY ADHERED, AND THE US GOVT HAS VIOLATED SUCH AN AGREEMENT. WE REQUEST AN ADHERENCE BY THE US GOVT TO THIS AGREEMENT. WE, AS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST INFLUENCIAL NATIONS AMONG THE INDIANS, ARE THEIR MEDIATOR, THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, AND ARE OFFERING OUR HELP TO BRING ABOUT PEACE BETWEEN THE US GOVT AND THE INDIANS IN WOUNDED KNEE, AND WE ASK YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCE IN OUR ENDEAVOUR. WE ALSO ASK THAT REPRESSIVE MEASURES AGAINST INDIANS INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING WOUNDED KNEE BE COMPLETELY STOPPED BY THE US GOVT. WE ALSO REQUEST THE REMOVAL OF CENSORSHIP AND FREE INFORMATION ON THE FACTS IN WOUNDED KNEE AND NOT THE GOVT SIDE OF THE ISSUES PRESENTED AND THE INDIAN SIDE COMPLETELY SUPPRESSED. ( SIGNED) CHIEF WILLIAMS LAZORE ONONDAGA CHIEF LLOYD M. ELM, ONONDAGA CHIEF LEON SHENANDOAH, ONONDAGA, IRAQUOIS CONFEDERATION CHIEF MOSES DAVID, MOHAWK NATION MAD BEAR, PRESIDENT LEAGUE OF NATIONS PAN- AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE TUSCARORA NATION UNQUOTE SCALI UNCLASSIFIED NMAFVVZCZ << END OF DOCUMENT >>
PAGE 01 USUN N 01700 050127 Z 62 ACTION IO-13 INFO OCT-01 ADP-00 CIAE-00 DODE-00 PM-09 H-02 INR-10 L-03 NSAE-00 NSC-10 PA-03 RSC-01 PRS-01 SS-15 USIA-12 JUSE-00 INT-08 HEW-08 RSR-01 /097 W --------------------- 112323 R 042330 Z MAY 73 FM USMISSION USUN NY TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7845 UNCLAS USUN 1700 DEPT PASS JUSTICE DEPT FOR ABLORE E. O. 11652: N/ A TAGS: UN SOCI SUBJ: WOUNDED KNEE REF: USUN 1699 FOLLOWING IS TEXT OF PETITION BY SIX NATIONS IROQUOIS CONFEDERATION ON BEHALF OF THE INDIANS OF OGLALA NATION TO UNSYG AND CHAIRMAN OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REPORTEDLY DELIVERED 4 MAY 1973: QTE WE ARE THE CHIEFS WHO ARE APPEARING ON BEHALF OF THE IRAQUOIS CONFEDERACY RESPECTFULLY PRESENT OUR PETITION TO YOU HOPING THAT YOU WILL USE YOUR GOOD OFFICES TO ASSIST OUR BESIEGED PEOPLE IN WOUNDED KNEE AND BRING ABOUT A PEACE. WE PARTICULARLY WISH TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF THE UN THE TREATMENT OF INDIANS IN GENERAL AND THOSE IN WOUNDED KNEE IN PARTICULAR BY THE US GOVT. WE HAVE FOR A LONG TIME BEEN DEPRIVED OF MANY RIGHTS ENJOYED BY OTHER CITIZENS AND EVEN ALIENS IN THIS COUNTRY. UNCLASSIFIED PAGE 02 USUN N 01700 050127 Z WE ARE THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THIS CONTINENT AND WE DO NOT ENJOY THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHER PEOPLE. WE DEMAND AND ASK YOU ASSISTANCE IN HELPING US ACHIEVE A BETTER TREATMENT OF INDIANS IN THIS COUNTRY. THE REMOVAL OF THE US ARMED FORCES FROM WOUNDED KNEE. WE ASK IN PARTICULAR THAT THIS LOFTY AND AUGUST BODY INTERVENE TO RENDER SOME HUMANITARIAN MEASURES TO OUR PEOPLE IN WOUNDED KNEE, PARTICULARLY IN ALLOWING THE PASSAGE OF FOOD AND MEDICAL HELP, WATER AND FUEL. ALSO THE FREE ACCESS AND MOVEMENT OF SPIRITUAL AND RELGIOUS LEADERS AND THE FREE ACCESS AND MOVEMENT OF ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT PERSONS UNDER INDICTMENT. WE HAVE SIGNED WITH THE US GOVT AN AGREEMENT ON APRIL 5 TO WHICH WE HAVE STRICTLY ADHERED, AND THE US GOVT HAS VIOLATED SUCH AN AGREEMENT. WE REQUEST AN ADHERENCE BY THE US GOVT TO THIS AGREEMENT. WE, AS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST INFLUENCIAL NATIONS AMONG THE INDIANS, ARE THEIR MEDIATOR, THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, AND ARE OFFERING OUR HELP TO BRING ABOUT PEACE BETWEEN THE US GOVT AND THE INDIANS IN WOUNDED KNEE, AND WE ASK YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCE IN OUR ENDEAVOUR. WE ALSO ASK THAT REPRESSIVE MEASURES AGAINST INDIANS INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING WOUNDED KNEE BE COMPLETELY STOPPED BY THE US GOVT. WE ALSO REQUEST THE REMOVAL OF CENSORSHIP AND FREE INFORMATION ON THE FACTS IN WOUNDED KNEE AND NOT THE GOVT SIDE OF THE ISSUES PRESENTED AND THE INDIAN SIDE COMPLETELY SUPPRESSED. ( SIGNED) CHIEF WILLIAMS LAZORE ONONDAGA CHIEF LLOYD M. ELM, ONONDAGA CHIEF LEON SHENANDOAH, ONONDAGA, IRAQUOIS CONFEDERATION CHIEF MOSES DAVID, MOHAWK NATION MAD BEAR, PRESIDENT LEAGUE OF NATIONS PAN- AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE TUSCARORA NATION UNQUOTE SCALI UNCLASSIFIED NMAFVVZCZ << END OF DOCUMENT >>
--- Capture Date: 02 APR 1999 Channel Indicators: n/a Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Concepts: n/a Control Number: n/a Copy: SINGLE Draft Date: 04 MAY 1973 Decaption Date: 01 JAN 1960 Decaption Note: n/a Disposition Action: n/a Disposition Approved on Date: n/a Disposition Authority: n/a Disposition Case Number: n/a Disposition Comment: n/a Disposition Date: 01 JAN 1960 Disposition Event: n/a Disposition History: n/a Disposition Reason: n/a Disposition Remarks: n/a Document Number: 1973USUNN01700 Document Source: ADS Document Unique ID: '00' Drafter: n/a Enclosure: n/a Executive Order: N/A Errors: n/a Film Number: n/a From: USUN NY Handling Restrictions: n/a Image Path: n/a ISecure: '1' Legacy Key: link1973/newtext/t19730559/abqceacx.tel Line Count: '90' Locator: TEXT ON-LINE Office: n/a Original Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Original Handling Restrictions: n/a Original Previous Classification: n/a Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a Page Count: '2' Previous Channel Indicators: n/a Previous Classification: n/a Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a Reference: USUN 1699 Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED Review Authority: shawdg Review Comment: n/a Review Content Flags: n/a Review Date: 26 OCT 2001 Review Event: n/a Review Exemptions: n/a Review History: RELEASED <26-oct-2001 by="" kuehnbc0="">; APPROVED <05-feb-2002 by="" shawdg=""> Review Markings: ! 'n/a US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005 ' Review Media Identifier: n/a Review Referrals: n/a Review Release Date: n/a Review Release Event: n/a Review Transfer Date: n/a Review Withdrawn Fields: n/a Secure: OPEN Status: NATIVE Subject: WOUNDED KNEE TAGS: UN SOCI To: STATE Type: TE Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

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