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Carter Camp, Ponca activist at Wounded Knee 1973, passes

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Carter Camp, a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma who was a leader of the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee in South Dakota, died on December 27, 2013. He was 72.

Camp helped organize more than 30 Oklahoma chapters of the American Indian Movement, his sister said. In addition to the Wounded Knee occupation, he participated in the Trail of Broken Treaties to Washington, D.C., in 1972.

“I’d say my brother Carter was such a warrior in terms of peace,” his sister, Casey Camp-Horinek, told Indian Country Today. “He had unending respect and love for everyone. He had the strength as a man to honor all women, his little sister included.”

Carter Camp was buried in the Ponca tribal cemetery on December 31.

Get the Story:
American Indian activist Carter Camp dies at 72 (AP 1/2)
AIM Leader and Indigenous Rights Activist Carter Camp Walks On (Indian Country Today 12/31)
Carter Camp, Ponca Native American Activist, Dies at 72 (The Ponca City News 12/29)
1973 Wounded Knee Warrior Carter Camp has Walked On (Native News Online 12/27)

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