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Publisher's Summary

Here is the story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's war on the American Indian Movement.

On a hot June morning in 1975, a fatal shoot-out took place between FBI agents and American Indians on a remote property near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in which an Indian and two federal agents were killed.

Eventually, four members of the American Indian Movement were indicted on murder charges in the deaths of the two agents. Behind this violent chain of events lie issues of great complexity and profound historical resonance, brilliantly explicated by Peter Matthiessen in this controversial book.

©1980 Peter Matthiessen; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A giant of a book...Indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent." (Los Angeles Times)
"The first solidly documented account of the U.S. government's renewed assault upon American Indians that began in the 1970s." (Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee)

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Must read for a true picture of america

An excellent audiobook. Very well read with great voices. Very thorough and detailed research excellently excellently presented by peter matthiassen. Thank you peter for doing all the work to bring this information into access of the public. And may america wake up to the injustices served to leonard peltier and recognize it as a great example of the true nature of the american "legal" system

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Vernon
  • ROYSE CITY, TX, United States
  • 04-17-13

Good story

Would you listen to In the Spirit of Crazy Horse again? Why?

Yes. It's a compelling history of government abuse of power

What does Mark Bramhall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Local feel of desolation and the rough hewn life.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Good Story But Too Much Detail

Very interesting story on a matter that I had not previously heard of, but the book dives into way too much detail on minor points that might be important in a court case, but are not needed for the story or to believe the veracity of the author. Not only does the author state his bias, but it is clear from the start. I have hit the fast forward button several times and was amazed that it left no gaps in my understanding even though I zoomed through a good hour of audio at a time.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • jean
  • catawba, nc, United States
  • 02-07-11

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

A good story but hard to follow. When the narrator tries to sound like an Indian, it's a little creepy.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A complete waste of time

What a bunch of liberal apologist drivel! Can't believe I have wasted the time and money on this book. Nearly halfway through and should have stopped hours ago.

3 of 43 people found this review helpful