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American Indian Oral History: Interview with James Wilson, Interview Date: 1975 October 25, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au095

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with James Wilson concerning the trials after the occupation of Wounded Knee was conducted on October 25, 1975 by UNO student Richard W. Peterson. Wilson was a United States Magistrate in charge of all of the Wounded Knee trials. He began the interview with background information about the local tribes and reservations and their judicial processes. Then, he talked largely on the specifics of the trials, bail hearings, and difficulties he encountered. Wislon ended the interview talking about the implications of the Wounded Knee occupations and concluded that the future for American Indians seemed like it would be for the worse due to the trials.


  • Interview Date: 1975 October 25
  • Date Digitized: 1/25/2017


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Users are required to listen the streaming audio available online. Due to their fragile nature, the original audiocassettes may not be played in Archives & Special Collections.


1 Cassettes

Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Richard W. Peterson


Runtime: 02:14:30

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States