In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

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Viking Press, 1983 - History - 628 pages
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"A giant of a book. Indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent."-The Los Angeles Times Book Review. Matthiessen's chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists in 1975.

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User Review  - Zack - Goodreads

Quite simply, one of the most impacting, most rebellion affirming works of literature I have ever delved into. It lays out the wholly convincing argument that what happened on that summer day in ... Read full review

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I downloaded this book from Audible the week before Peter Mattiessen died, and listening to it when the obits came out. Then the NYTimes magazine ran an article about an investigation into the death ... Read full review

Contents

The Oglala Lakota 18351965
3
FebruaryMay 1973
59
JanuarySeptember 1974
84
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About the author (1983)

Nature writer and novelist Peter Matthiessen was born in New York City on May 22, 1927. He graduated from Yale University in 1950. He worked as a commercial fisherman and the captain of a charter fishing boat and made several scientific expeditions to Alaska, Peru and New Guinea. He and Harold L. Humes founded the Paris Review, and Matthiessen was its first fiction editor. Matthiessen's nature books include "Wildlife in America," "The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness" and "Under the Mountain Wall." His fiction includes "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," which was made into a movie starring Tom Berenger and was nominated for the National Book Award. Matthiessen's other awards include the John Burroughs Medal and the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation Award.

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