In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement

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Finally republished after being kept off the shelves for eight years because of a government-financed lawsuit for the truths it exposed.

 

Soon after its publication in 1983, all copies of this book were taken from bookstores and withdrawn from libraries. After being kept off the shelves for eight years because of a government-financed lawsuit for the truths it exposed—and having survived one of the longest and most bitterly fought legal cases in publishing history—In the Spirit of Crazy Horse was republished in 1991.

 

The publishing world and advocates of free speech watched this trial because the issue was the right to publish a book highly critical of the U.S. government. All of Indian Country watched the trial because the issue was the quashing of a meticulously researched account of the government’s renewed assault on the American Indian Movement. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse is a clearly written expose about the government’s frameup, trial and imprisonment of Leonard Peltier, something that’s not found in high school “history” textbooks.

 

 

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: (1983) 1991

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various U.S. tribes