Prison Writings My Life Is My Sun Dance

Leonard Peltier; Edited by Harvey Arden

St. Martin's Griffin

0312263805

9780312263805

Trade Paperback

272 Pages

$16.99

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In 1977, the renowned Native American leader/activist Leonard Peltier received a life sentence for the murder of two FBI agents. He has affirmed his innocence ever since—his case was made fully and famously in Peter Matthiessen's bestselling In the Spirit of Crazy Horse—and many remain convinced he was wrongly convicted. This wise and unsettling book, equal parts memoir and manifesto, chronicles Peltier's life in Leavenworth Prison in Kansas. Invoking the Sun Dance, in which pain leads one to a transcendent reality, Peltier explores his suffering and the insights it has borne him. He also locates his experience within the history of the American Indian peoples and their struggles to overcome the federal government's injustices.

Prison Writings also features an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

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Leonard Peltier emerged as a Native American leader in the 1960s, was arrested in 1976 in Canada and extradited. He has been in prison ever since and is now confined at Leavenworth. This is his first book.

Harvey Arden is the author and co-author of several books, including Wisdomkeepers and Travels in a Stone Canoe (both with Steve Wall) and Noble Red Man. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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  • Leonard Peltier; Edited by Harvey Arden

  • Leonard Peltier emerged as a Native American leader in the 1960s. He was arrested in 1976 in Canada and extradited. Peltier has been in prison ever since and is now confined at Leavenworth.

    Harvey Arden is the author and co-author of several books, including Wisdomkeepers and Travels in a Stone Canoe (both with Steve Wall) and Noble Red Man. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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