In the Spirit of Crazy Horse Hardcover – 31 Mar 1983
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"One of the book's most gratifying elements is the method by which Matthiessen balances his outrage at the treatment of Peltier and his people with the cold, cool tone of the investigative reporter. He lets everyone have their say" (Stephen Amidon Financial Times)
"By the time I had turned the final page, I felt angry enough... to want to shout from the rooftops, 'Wake up America, before it's too late'" (Nick Kotz Washington Post)
"Peter Matthiessen presents a convincing case not only for a retrial of Leonard Peltier, but also for a re-examination of the real cost of the American Dream - in human lives, in the mockery of justice, in a squandered earth" (Carol Van Strum USA Today) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Admirably dramatises the plight of Native Americans... One of those rare books that permanently changes one's consciousness' - New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Ridge Reservation and in its prosecution of Mr. Peltier is to be condemned. The government withheld evidence. It intimidated witnesses. These facts are not disputed!
Human rights organizations worldwide have long called for hearings into the use of the criminal justice system by the FBI for political purposes. Amnesty International has called for his immediate release on the grounds that Peltier does not have adequate recourse to justice.
In March 2004, the Peltier legal team submitted another formal request to the U.S. Congress for an investigation into the actions against Peltier and the American Indian Movement during the 1970s. This request calls on legislators to fully investigate the FBI's role in the violence on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota from 1973 to 1976, and the now documented official misconduct against members of AIM during that period. These efforts are ongoing.Read more ›
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.
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Absolutely brilliant book, very pleased with the delivery.Published 14 months ago by Stephen palmer
Ive read numerous books covering the subjects in this book, but this is the best by far. A must read for anyone who wants to be"informed"of what really happened. Read morePublished 22 months ago by phil
I have read this book (and many others) as well as other sources regarding the case of Leonard Peltier, and I find Mr. Matthiessen's work nearly flawless. Read morePublished on 22 April 1999
To make this review brief, I just want to say that I have researched this book in depth and found it to be almost all lies. Read morePublished on 13 April 1999
During the American Civil Rights Movement there is an area that most of the country refuses to study or examine; the struggle for civil rights among and for the native peoples. Read morePublished on 28 Mar. 1999
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