Finzel, Roger A.

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As members of the National Lawyers Guild, Roger Finzel and Eda Gordon volunteered to join the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee, formed after the 1973 liberation of the Wounded Knee Massacre site on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Finzel served as a staff attorney for the Defense Committee. Gordon, as the committee's press liaison and later as an investigator of Wounded Knee cases. Finzel and Gordon moved to Washington, D.C., and later to Albuquerque, N.M. they continued support work on behalf of traditional Native American peoples.

From the description of Roger A. Finzel photograph collection [picture]. 1973-1974. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 56395645

From the description of American Indian Movement papers, 1965-1995 (bulk 1973-1979). (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 53835720

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creatorOf Finzel, Roger A. American Indian Movement papers, 1965-1995 (bulk 1973-1979). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Finzel, Roger A. Roger A. Finzel photograph collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
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associatedWith American Indian Movement. corporateBody
associatedWith Aquash, Anna Mae, 1945-1976. person
associatedWith Butler, Darrel. person
associatedWith Durham, Douglas. person
associatedWith Gordon, Eda. person
associatedWith Means, Russell, 1939- person
associatedWith Peltier, Leonard. person
associatedWith Robideau, Robert. person
associatedWith United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation corporateBody
associatedWith Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
United States
Custer (S.D.)
Wounded Knee (S.D.)
Wounded Knee (S.D.)
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
South Dakota
Navajo Indian Reservation
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Indians of North America--Government relations
Oglala Indians
Indians of North America--Ethnic identity
Indians of North America
Energy development
Political persecution
Government--Resistance to
Indians of North America--Civil rights
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Active 1965

Active 1995

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