The Leonard Peltier Story

Wounded Knee, 1973

 

 

Blockade at Wounded Knee, The Dakotas, Indian Territory  on March 19, 1973 –  American Indian Movement activists block the road at Wounded Knee. Bury My Heart At  Wounded Knee.

 

The Clemency Appeal:

 

Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation

 

Paul Revere And The Raiders sing the great tribute anthem  Indian Reservation. This video documents the Trail Of Tears and the  genocidal barbarity of President Andrew Jackson as the entire Cherokee Nation was forcibly evacuated and locked up on a reservation.

 

 

Leonard Pelletier

Leonard Peltier

 

Leonard Peltier is the longest held political prisoner in the United Stated – 33 years and counting.

 

 

Leanard Peltier, South Dakota

Leanard Peltier, South Dakota

 

Leanard Peltier, has sacrified his life  for the dignity and rights of the Indian Nations.

 

 

 

Leanard Peltier

 

 

The Leonard Peltier Story - Incident At Ogala

The Leonard Peltier Story - Incident At Oglala

 

 

Do Not Forget Wounded Knee

Do Not Forget Wounded Knee

 

Dee Bown has written the definitive book on the history of the Indian Nations – Bury My Heart At  Wounded Knee.

 

 

 

Leonard Peltier In Jail

Leonard Peltier In Jail

 

Hero Leonard Peltier has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Six Times.

 

 

 

 

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  1. I’m sorry but Leonard Peltier was no hero. My Uncle was with the State Police on the arrest team with Bill Janklow and ferderal agents when they brought Peltier in for MURDER. Lets not forget that the wives of the men murdered by Peltier had to raise children without fathers. Mother’s and Father’s lost son’s, those DEAD CIVIL SERVANTS had brothers and sisters that lost brothers. It makes me ill to think that people have placed this criminal on this pedestal. He is NOT A “POLITICAL PRISONER” he’s just a prisoner alias “CONVICT”. He needs to remain in custody serve his time. If his health is not quite that of other men in their 60’s well guess what he’s in PRISON. He should receive basic medical care beyond that let his family pay for it. He is right were he needs to be getting the basic health care required of the people of the United States of America. Leonard Peltier was a Drug Dealing Murderer that’s it.

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    • Just because he ‘may’ have murdered someone doesn’t mean he cant be a hero, maybe he is not a hero to some Americans but I’m sure he is to many native Americans. We only have ourselves to blame for the violence, we refused to negotiate at all with the native Americans, and we have been lying to them for years and we are not following almost any of the treaties. You also have to note that some of the US troops killed some of the native Americans and for the most part got off scot free. And lastly, you shouldn’t call them drug dealers if they really are not, showing how your accusations are a bunch of bull shit.

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      • and what of the native american mothers and their children? not just during the arrest but days, weeks, months, years and generations before hand. They are NATIVE americans. We are theiving, robbing, MURDERING, americans so remember that.

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        • Remember FBI and other govern agencies can get away just about anything these days. I am a Native American and I agree with Austin treaties are not followed.
          We all know some government agencies are bs these days come on. Let him go since he is the victim and he fought for his people.

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          • terri, i want to say thank you for your words and support for leonard peltier… and i so agree… gov’t agencies can and DO get away with murder… and there is no winning against this power the gov’t holds over us… it is time for Leonard to be freed… long past time… but to give him clemency, would be, to them, admitting they did wrong.. we will never see it… and it is such a waste of a beautiful mind and life… all i can do, is pray… for wrongs to be righted… but at the end of the day, all we can really do is to keep his life and story alive for him… and you have done this… thank you… much love and many blessings to you…

  2. […] there for at least 14 more. Robert Redford and Michael Apted have made a sympathetic documentary, Incident at Oglala, and Apted has also directed a feature film, Thunderheart, inspired by his story.The most famous […]

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  3. when proscuters surpress evadents as they did in this case, they sould be tried and imprisoned them selfs. Im a white boy! and ive read alot about this case, and im convinced my goverment is keeping a inocent man behind bars. this is so wrong. even today the feds frame people to get covictions and or to save face, is it so hard to imagin that leonard got the same treatment!? I think not. the feds bent on revenge needed someone to hang! and Leonard Peltier got the shaft, and the feds got there revenge. my goverment sould free this man and return him to his people!.

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  4. He may not be a hero but he definately is a victom!! for the very simple reason it has never been 100% proven that he committed those murders. In the mean time the real murderer has lived his/her life and he lost his for another persons crime.
    Fights never leave anything but pain and victims, no winners, also in this case. The regret for the loss of those two agent’s (who were somebody’s husbands,fathers, sons, cousins) is as great as the unlawful lifetime confinement of Leonard Peltier!!

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  5. Cherokees didn’t wear head dresses

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  6. It is the saddest thing I have ever seen,the way my peoplehave been treated by the white man. How many of us died on the trail of tears? Like 4000. Just so the whites could get our gold. I am from the lost cherokee of arkansas.

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    • exactly. 2 white people die and every one throws accusations and jail time but after thousands and thousands of living, hoping, loving, fearing, breathing people were slaughtered, robbed, raped and lied to… few seem to care at all. At least not the whites or the people who actually did the robbing, stabbing, raping, and lying.

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  7. Chasing Bird June 21, 2012, 16:43

    Leonard Peltier was and is a warrior. He knew the risks of his actions and very well knew his adversaries. Everything he meant to do, he did. He will be a martyr and go down in the history of all First Nation people. I know I won’t forget him, nor will my family! This is the opinion of this Tsalagi.

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