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Wagner Pork Plant/AIM Takeover, 1975

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2016-017

Content Description

The collection consists of author’s research materials, news clippings, federal records, oral history interviews, interview transcripts, and a thesis involving the occupation of the Yankton Sioux Industries Pork Processing Plant (Wagner, S.D.) by members of AIM (American Indian Movement) and later, individuals associated with the “Pork Plant Seven/Yankton Seven” in 1975. A thesis titled, “Dream Catchers—Mutiny, Meat and Memory on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, 1975” is also included with the collection. The thesis, written by Garrett-Davis, was submitted to the Department of American Studies of Amherst College in April 2002. The collection also includes eight audio cassette tapes of interviews with individuals associated with the occupation. Interviewees include Sam Wedell, Donnie Cournoyer, Reverend Brook McBride, Ed Zylstra, Steve Cournoyer, Alan Pirner, Zeph Zephier, Bev Zephier, Elsie McBride and Todd Morrow. The interviews took place in 2002. Transcripts of the interviews are also in the collection.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • Event: 1975
  • 2002



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