In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement
Product Number: EB00401824
Released: Jun 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101663172
Publisher: Penguin Books
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An "indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The 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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Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 1992

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Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Narrator(s): Mark Bramhall
Product Number Z100094893
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483077550

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