In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

4.21 avg rating
( 2,909 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140144567: In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

After eight years in the American courts, this book examines the shoot-out between FBI agents and American Indian activists which erupted on a reservation in South Dakota. The confrontation ended with the death of three men, two of them FBI officers. Eventually, four Indians were indicted on murder charges. One of them, Leonard Peltier, is still serving two consecutive life sentences. The story of these murders and of Leonard Peltier's part in them forms the central narrative of Peter Matthiessen's book. The author has no doubt that Peltier is innocent. In addition, the author reveals the larger issues behind the Pine Ridge shoot-out with a history of what American Indian activists have been doing to bring these issues to light. Much of that history is told in the Indians' own voices - those of the angry younger generation, drawn into armed political action, and those of the elders, who wish to preserve traditional ways of life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

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.

Product Description:

An indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent (Los Angeles Times Book Review) chronicle....

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Matthiessen, Peter
Published by Penguin Books 1992-01-01 (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books 1992-01-01, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140144567B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.61
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Peter Matthiessen
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801401445670000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Matthiessen, Peter
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780140144567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Matthiessen, Peter (Author); Garbus, Martin (Afterword by)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0140144560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.69
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Matthiessen, Peter
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780140144567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Peter Matthiessen
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 213 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140144567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Peter Matthiessen
Published by Penguin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0140144560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Matthiessen, Peter
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140144560 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132209752

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Peter Matthiessen
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 213 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140144567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Matthiessen, Peter, and Garbus, Martin (Afterword by)
Published by Penguin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140144560 ISBN 13: 9780140144567
New Trade paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
MVE Inc
(Hickory, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Trade paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris_0024514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book