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Eagle Warrior Society/Yankton Sioux Industries Pork Plant (Wagner, S.D.) Takeover, March 1975

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 8536 A
Identifier: H2002-021

Content Description

This collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, strip negatives and a subpoena all regarding the takeover of the Yankton Sioux Industries Pork Plant in Wagner by the Eagle Warrior Society. The society was affiliated with the Yankton Sioux Tribe, American Indian Movement (AIM). The subpoena, dated April 7, 1975, was issued to the Yankton Press and Dakotan and Milo Dailey. They were expected to appear at the United States District Court and bring any photographs that were taken between March 17 through the 19th, 1975.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1975


0.25 Cubic Feet


Newspaper articles: Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, March 18, 1975: Regarding Wagner Pork Plant Takeover Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, March 19, 1975: Wagner Pork Plant still held Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, March 20, 1975: Occupation of Plant ends Sioux City Journal, May 6, 1976: Russell Means and John Thomas shot Twelve Black and white 5x7 photographs Eagle Warrior Society walking out of the pork plant (6 views) Three members of the Eagle Warrior Society on the roof of the pork plant (2 copies) Greg Zephier, Fred Zephier and Ted Means at the reading of a statement after leaving the plant (2 copies) Group of people in a residential area (2 copies) Black and white photo measuring 1 ¾ x 3 of Greg Zephier, 1970 One sheet of contact prints and 37 strip negatives