In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement
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Product Number: Z100094893
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483077550
Narrator/s: Mark Bramhall
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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 US 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 the 1970s.

Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Original Publish Date: May 05, 2009

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Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Product Number EB00401824
Released: Jun 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101663172

Professional reviews

"The author tells the sad story of the ill treatment of North American Indians since European settlers arrived. By means of interviews, attendance at Indian ceremonies, and extensive research, Matthiessen shares details of life both then and now for the many existing tribes. The embarrassing incidents of treaties made and broken seem without end. Narrator Mark Bramhall can pronounce the extensive vocabulary of American Indian languages, and his voice brings to mind what modern Caucasians might imagine to be the speech patterns of eighteenth-century Native Americans trying to speak English. He shows little emotion or inflection. Since the rambling story never progresses in any particular direction or temporal sequence, it gives Bramhall few of the elements useful to maintain the interest of his listeners. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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