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Distressing, Anger-provoking; Violent Repression by the USA,
By A Customer
This review is from: In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (Paperback)
EVERYONE should read this book. I find Matthiessen's writing style to be exceptionally readable and entertaining strictly on literary merits, and the topic here is riveting and disturbing. Matthiessen's pro-Indian bias in this book will be apparent to many, but nevertheless, this book's presentation of well documented evidence speaks for itself, and for Peltier's obvious railroading in a sham 'trial'. Admittedly, it may take two reads of this book to fully absorb all the information - there is a lot in there.
When I first learned of Peltier's case, I was very skeptical (actually, disbelieving) of his claims. But my associates with Amnesty International encouraged me to check into the facts, the court records, legal documents, etc, and I was so utterly shocked at what I discovered, I had to change my position 180 degrees.