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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Author: Matthiessen, Peter

Publisher: Penguin Books

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse : 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 AIM, 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. In a comprehensive history of the desperate Indian efforts to maintain their traditions, Matthiessen reveals the Lakota tribe's long struggle with the U.S. 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.

Category   Subject
Social Science   Ethnic Studies - Various
History & Geography   Native American

ISBN 13:9780140144567
ISBN 10:0140144560
Size:8.50" l x 5.43" w x 1.37" h
Grade Lvl: Non-Classifiable

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