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American Indian Movement (AIM) formed in 1968 What conditions existed which created the need for this movement. The American government awarded benefits to only whites this was the major cause for most of the movements in the 1960s. The American Indian Movement (AIM) formed in 1968 sought to bring attention to the Native Americans. Native Americans had many issues with the federal government concerning inequity with their race. The government denying commitments from treaties, including education and employment programs for Native Americans (Barnes & Bowles, 2015). This movement also inspired the renewal of native culture (Barnes & Bowles, 2015). On way the Native Americans drew attention was by taking over Alcatraz Island, an abandoned federal prison, maintaining that an old treaty gave the Native Americans to right to reclaim ownership of any abandon federal land (Barnes & Bowles, 2015). According to Barnes and Bowles 2015, the Red Power Group occupied the island for 19 months until they were removed by the government in June of 1971. The Red Power Group did not hold claim to the
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