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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen
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May 10, 08

Read in March, 2008

Great book. Detailed non-fiction about the FBI reaction to Native American rights movements in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on the obviously unjust extradition and trial of Leonard Peltier (who is still in prison today) for the murders of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Matthiesson is an obviously biased writer, but he is on the right side of the issue, and he makes that painfully clear as he works through his extensive research and knowledge about the case. A good read for remembering that the mistreatment and suffering of the Native American peoples caused by us "freedom-loving" Americans continues to this very day. It will make you angry, but in a good way.

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