In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
An indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists byrenowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winningThe Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise
On a hot June morning in 1975, a desperate shoot-out between FBI agents and Native Americans near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, left an Indian and two federal agents dead. Four members of the American Indian Movement were indicted on murder charges, and one, Leonard Peltier, was convicted and 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, brilliantly explicated by Peter Matthiessen in this controversial book. Kept off the shelves for eight years because of one of the most protracted and bitterly fought legal cases in publishing history,In the Spirit of Crazy Horse reveals the Lakota tribe's long struggle with the U.S. government, and makes clear why the traditional Indian concept of the earth is so important at a time when increasing populations are destroying the precious resources of our world.
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THIEVES ROAD The Oglala Lakota 18351965
THE UPSIDEDOWN FLAG The American Indian Movement 196873
TO WOUNDED KNEE FebruaryMay 1973
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Adams affidavits American Indian Movement Anna Mae Aquash arrest asked Bellecourt BIA police Bissonnette Black Hills Bob Robideau bullet cabin Cedar Rapids charges Coler court Crazy Horse Creek Crow Dog David Price death defense Dennis Banks Dino Butler Durham evidence FBI agents federal fire going goons heard hearing Hultman jail Janklow Jimmy Eagle John Trudell Judge Jumping Bull June 26 jury killed knew Kunstler Lakota land later Leonard Peltier live look Marshall Moves Camp murder Myrtle Poor Bear named never Nilak Norman Brown Oglala Pine Ridge Reservation prison prosecution Rapid City red pickup ResMurs rifle Russell Means says shoot-out shooting shot Sioux South Dakota Standing Deer Stoldt sun dance talk testimony Tilsen told took traditional Treaty trial Tribal Council Trudell U.S. Attorney U.S. government weapons Williams witness Wounded Knee young