Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier

Hardback Published on: 13/02/2001
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Synopsis

Arguably, Leonard Peltier is America's most famous political prisoner. He has become, essentially, the personified Native American political martyr. On US soil, his name has become synonymous with the injustice perpetrated against Native Americans both in the past and present court system. Around the globe, he stands as an international symbol of the inherent hypocrisy of American civil rights. Every year, protestors demonstrate on the steps of Congress asking for the release of Peltier. A Lakota auto mechanic who joined the American Indian Movement at Wounded Knee one summer in 1973 has become the American Indian Nelson Mandela. How did this happen? What does it mean to Native American rights and the likelihood of justice for Leonard Peltier? And what does it say about the guilt that still haunts our national consciousness regarding the systematic disposession of Native Americans? In "Leonard Peltier", W. Lee Hill grapples with these issues. Hill also provides a sober account of the legal developments in Peltier's case, and in doing so he details the history and importance of Peltier's subsequent sanctification.

  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • ISBN: 9780813337630
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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