Native American activist Dennis Banks dies at age 80

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Native American activist Dennis Banks dies at age 80

Doug Dreyer/Associated Press file

Dennis Banks, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement (AIM), speaks to the crowd gathered to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the AIM standoff at Wounded Knee, S.D, on Feb. 27, 2003. The family of Banks says he died Sunday at the age of 80. Banks was a co-founder of AIM and a leader of the Wounded Knee occupation in 1973.

Native American activist Dennis Banks dies at age 80

Doug Dreyer/Associated Press file

Dennis Banks, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement (AIM), speaks to the crowd gathered to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the AIM standoff at Wounded Knee, S.D, on Feb. 27, 2003. The family of Banks says he died Sunday at the age of 80. Banks was a co-founder of AIM and a leader of the Wounded Knee occupation in 1973.
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