In the spirit of Crazy Horse : the story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's war on the American Indian Movement (Book, 1983) [WorldCat.org]
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In the spirit of Crazy Horse : the story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's war on the American Indian Movement

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, [1983]. ©1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On a hot June morning in 1975, a fatal shoot-out took place between FBI agents and American Indians on a remote property near Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Four members of the American Indian Movement were indicted on murder charges for the deaths of two federal agents killed that day. Leonard Peltier, the only one to be convicted, is now serving consecutive life sentences in a federal penitentiary. Behind this  Read more...
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Named Person: Leonard Peltier; Leonard Peltier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 9780670397020 0670397024 9780140144567 0140144560
OCLC Number: 1011966995
Description: xli, 628 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Partial: The Oglala Lakota, 1835-1965 --
American Indian Movement --
To Wounded Knee, February-May 1973 --
New Indian Wars: AIM versus the FBI, 1972-75 --
Pine Ridge and Dick Wilson --
The shoot-out, June 26, 1975.
Responsibility: Peter Matthiessen.

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On a hot June morning in 1975, a fatal shoot-out took place between FBI agents and American Indians on a remote property near Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Four members of the American Indian Movement were indicted on murder charges for the deaths of two federal agents killed that day. Leonard Peltier, the only one to be convicted, is now serving consecutive life sentences in a federal penitentiary. Behind this violent chain of events lie issues of great complexity and profound historical resonance. In this book, Peter Matthiessen explicates the larger issues behind the shoot-out, including the Lakota Indians' historical struggle with the U.S. government, from Red Cloud's war and Little Big Horn in the nineteenth century to the shameful discrimination that led to the new Indian wars of 1970s.

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