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Two Indian Aims

In Milwaukee, where 3,300 Indians, mostly Oneidas, Chippewas, and Menonomies, constitute less than 1% of the population, members of the American-Indian Movement (AIM) seized an abandoned Coast Guard station on the Lake Michigan shorefront.

They justified the seizure by citing an old Indian treaty that they said held that abandoned Federal land should revert to Indian ownership. Federal authorities made no effort to evict the Indians, who promptly proceeded to set up a school in the old station and a halfway house for alcoholics in an adjacent building.