During the 1970s, Native Americans rallied in Lincoln as part of the American Indian Movement. Take a look at these protests through these archive photos.
Steps of the Courthouse
Native Americans listen to Black Elk on the steps of the Lancaster County Courthouse in 1975.
Mayor Bruce Moore addresses some of the 1,000 Native Americans who converged on Gordon in 1972 to protest the official handling of the death of Raymond Yellow Thunder.
Gov. J.J. Exon discusses ownership of Fort Robinson, among other things, on the University of Nebraska campus in 1973.
Native American Protests
Members of the Winnebago tribe stand in protest inside the Capitol building in Lincoln as part of the American Indian Movement on Aug. 7, 1971.
Meeting in the governor's office
Norman Otto speaks with members of the American Indian Movement in the Governor's Office in 1972. Dennis Banks reviewed the Red Cloud Treaty of 1868 charging the state with violating all 17 articles of the document.
Wallace Black Elk, a Native American spiritual leader, heats rocks for a purification ceremony in 1973.
Native American Rally
Dennis Banks and John Two Birds Arbuckle lead a rally inside the Capitol building in 1972.
March at the State Capitol
Nebraskan Native American tribes march on the state Capitol in a peaceful demonstration of support for Natives who took control of the building in Washington, D.C., in 1972.
Gathering at the Capitol
Native Americans and supporters gather outside the Capitol building in support of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s.
University Students Support
Nebraska Gov. J.J. Exon talks to students on the campus of the University of Nebraska in 1973.
Meeting at Fort Robinson
Jerry Kromberg, a representative of Nebraska Gov. J.J. Exon, confers with Native American leaders at Fort Robinson in 1972.
American Indian Movement
Two prominent faces of the American Indian Movement, Russell Means and Dennis Banks, stand together in support of Native American rights.
Red Arm Band
Frank Black Elk, a University of Nebraska student from Pine Ridge, ties a red arm band on fellow student Phil Rooney before a sympathy march to the Capitol in 1973.
A Call For Peace
Nellie Red Owl, a Native American elder of the Sioux Tribe, flashes a peace sign during an Indian Protest in 1974.
March to the Capitol in 1973
In 1973, A-Go Sheridan and John Two Birds Arbuckle led the sympathy march that began at the State Historical Society and ended at the state Capitol.