Dennis Banks, field director for the American Indian Movement, right, and Vernon Bellecourt, another Indian leader, announces that Indians will be allowed to hold religious services in Arlington National Cemetery to honor their war dead buried there, Nov. 5, 1972 in Washington. The announcement came after an appellate court reversed a District Court ruling which barred the action. (AP Photo/Jim Palmer)
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Dennis Banks, Renowned Activist & Co-Founder Of American Indian Movement Dies At 80

Dennis Banks, or Nowa Cumig, helped lead the 71-day occupation and liberation of Wounded Knee in 1973.