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Crime History: American Indian activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash found fatally shot on reservation

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On this day, Feb. 24, in 1976, the body of American Indian Movement, or AIM, activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was found during an unseasonably warm February on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. AIM, founded in the late 1960s to protest the U.S. government's treatment of Indians, had been under constant investigation by the FBI. AIM members suspected Aquash of being a government...

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