In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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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 controversial book, Peter Matthiessen brilliantly 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781433288647
1433288648
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (28hr., 42 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Bramhall, Mark
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"To westward, the Black Hills overlooked the great hunting grounds along the Powder River, stretching away across Wyoming to the Big Horn Mountains." - from Chapter 1


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Aug 08, 2015

Well-read, exhaustive research of the 'incident' at Pine Ridge. Fascinating account of numerous beliefs & practices of American's First Peoples. At times, I was exhausted by the accounts leading up to the standoff, the killing, the aftermath & inconsistencies involved. IMO the truth is hard to find, but much evidence discredits the government.

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