June 1999 U.S. Department of Justice Report - American Indians and Crime
"...findings reveal a disturbing picture of American Indian involvement in
crime as both victims and offenders. The rate of violent victimization
estimated from responses by American Indians is well above that of other
U.S. racial or ethnic subgroups and is more than twice as high as the
national average. This disparity in the rates of violence affecting
American Indians occurs across age groups, housing locations, income
groups, and sexes."
Black Hills AIM - South Dakota Governor Declares War on Indians
Calling a U.S. Civil Rights Commission report "garbage" and "fiction," Gov. Bill Janklow blasted the
week-old report that labels South Dakota race relations a crisis.
Another Man's Poison: Profit and Loss in White Clay
The marched for their dead brothers...
Rally leader vows to return to Whiteclay
"THIS IS THE NEBRASKA STATE PATROL, DISPERSE OR ENFORCEMENT MEASURES WILL BE
TAKEN" 3 July 1999 Nine protesters arrested for crossing police line
American Indian activists Russell Means, Dennis Banks and Clyde Bellecourt plan to
attend a rally Saturday (June 26, 1999) at Pine Ridge to protest the investigation into the deaths of two
men, according to the organizer.
Tom Poor Bear, Black Elk's older half-brother and Hard Heart's cousin, is
organizing a rally Saturday to call attention to numerous unsolved deaths on the
The bodies of Wilson Black Elk Jr., 40, and Ronald Hard Heart, 39, were found June 8 in
a culvert about 1 1/2 miles south of Pine Ridge near the Nebraska border. They were
reportedly last seen June 6. "For years, Indian deaths along the Nebraska border have gone unsolved," he said. Poor
Bear helped identify Black Elk's body, which he said appeared to have been severely
Clarifying my thoughts about Russell Means by Stephen E. W. Savage, July 17, 2000
Means discusses Savage/Pipkin
Black Elk, AIM and the Rabbi by justanoldman
The struggle of the Indigenous Nations to retain their lands, cultures, and political and human
rights began almost before the ink was dry on each of the treaties that were/are supposed to guard and
maintain those lands and rights.
Means, Bellecourt and Snakes
Lakota Student Alliance
AIM - Real Audio
The Women of Shakopee Prison
AIM turns 30...
AIM Arizona endorsed performers...
How To Steal Native Rights
Liars, Cheats and Encryption
Aim, Pine Ridge and
Dennis Banks Congratulates Campbell
Covert War Against Native Americans
Support Group Standards
Anna Mae Aquash
Spying & Disruption
From Wounded Knee to
The History, Achievements and Legacy of the American Indian Movement
More on Aim's History...
Myrtle Poor Bear affidavits...
More on Myrtle...
Like a Hurricane... Epilogue
"For America to Live, Europe Must Die"
Why AIM Opposes
Columbus Day and
Columbus Day Parades
500 Years of Resistance
Autonomous Chapter Site
Crimes Against Humanity
Statement of the International Confederation of
Chapters of the
American Indian Movement to the United Nations
AIM Grand Governing Council
AIM San Diego
AIM Central Indiana Support Group
AIM Southern California
Jill Cadreau and Milford High
Dakota Territorial Chairman's Council
Makes Statement Re South Dakota
South Dakota Proposal
To Restrict The Use Of Public Land By The First Nations Is
An Interview with
In support of Bobby Castillo...
Relinquishing A Legacy of Hatred,
Embracing Respect for All Life...Conversations with
Butler Interviewer Responds To Outside Magazine
Lakota Times Editor Criticizes
of Leonard Peltier By Scott Anderson
Mr. X (An interview,
Peter Matthiessen, with the man who alleged that he shot the FBI agents)
Mean Spirit - Are
- or his attackers - the true "merchants of myth"?
...in this article it is alleged that the "Mr. X" Interview is a
Caged Warrior: Boulder Weekly interviews Leonard Peltier by Ben Corbett - 3.13.00
"The question hangs in the dense air of the Leavenworth Federal penitentiary. It echoes from the
cold, monolithic walls of concrete, the dead eyes of the guards. It rings from the forbidding iron
doorway of Leonard's cell..."
Clark re Peltier
FBI Buys Ad...
A Code of Journalistic
May 6, 1999 - Canadian Justice Minister responds to
questions concerning the extradition of Peltier. Canada claims that: "There is no
evidence anyone lied in hearings supporting the extradition of
native activist Leonard Peltier..."
Wouded Knee recollection
Concerning John Trudell
Anna Mae Archive
[Order Who would Unbraid Her Hair...]
ANNA MAE ARCHIVE Comprehensive Index
No results after 20 years...
"If the Indians kill another FBI by golly they'll be coming in here like fleas again, but Anna Mae's an Indian,"
said Loud Hawk. "Just proves Indians are nothing to white people. I keep thinking a lawman got her that's why they're
covering up. That always in my mind," he said. Loud Hawk is head of the traditional Tokala Society and one of the those
who invited the AIM group to come to Oglala.
Douglass Durham...infiltrator/traitor update
Poor Bear FBI Affadavits
That the manipulation, coercion, and outright threatening of Myrtle Poor Bear so as to "force"
the following concoctions into existence is well known.
That the FBI used these fraudulent affidavits deliberately to fool Canadian courts into extraditing Leonard Peltier to
the United States of America is also well known.
Poor Bear and the FBI
Myrtle Poor Bear, an unbalanced Lakota woman, was held incommunicado and intimidated systematically by
agents Price and Wood for over a month, thus induced to provide false affidavits and testimony against Peltier and Richard
Marshall. Poor Bear later recanted everything and described the process by which her perjury had been obtained:
On your behalf, I have contacted Lee Rawls, Assistant Secretary
for Congressional Relations at the United States Separtment of Justice (DOJ). I have related your concerns to Mr. Rawls
and requested his assistance in reviewing this matter. A copy of that correspondence is enclosed for your review.
And, the FBI responds...
The net closes...
Thought it was about time you and I touched base. I am going to give you some real good advice and that is
turn yourself in. Theda says,"you were a real good kid, you never smoked or drank and you were a real pleasure to be
around." and your buddy, Arlo says, "you shot Anna Mae in the back of the head." What Arlo says appears to be the
truth. What's going to end up happening, is that you are going to go down as the Benedict Arnold of all Native
Americans. You killed a hero and now that hero is a legend. This has all happened in 22 years, imagine another
Anna Mae's book reissued...
Fourteen years have passed [this was written in 1992] since the shocking story of Anna Mae Aquash was
first published. The recent surge of support for imprisoned Indian rights activist Leonard Peltier reminds us once more
of the unsolved, neglected and almost-forgotten case of Ms. Aquash.
Ellison demands retraction from News From Indian Country...
When I read the story, I was disappointed to find it sounding more like
an FBI press release or National Enquirer piece than hard journalism. I
found it surprising and disturbing to see the paper claim a "source"
told you I had encouraged the rumor that Anna-Mae was an informant. Had
you bothered to ask me, I would have told you that this was not true. I
HEREBY DEMAND A RETRACTION of this garbage.
Introduction to Anna...
"The body was taken to the Pine Ridge hospital, where Dr. W.O. Brown performed an autopsy in the
presence of FBI agents. The doctor said the unidentified woman died of exposure. She had frozen to death. There was no
sign of violence.
"During the autopsy, an FBI agent asked Doctor Brown, "I need her hands. Sever them at the wrist,
would ya, Doc?"
A Call For Justice
It has come to my attention that her murderers are known, but they have
never been prosecuted. Arlo Looking Cloud is one of the perpetrators. It
is my understanding, that he has been given IMMUNITY in lieu of his
testimony by the State Attorney's Office in South Dakota. Arlo stated
that he was accompanied by Theda Nelson Clark and John Boy Patton. My
question is, how did the Attorney's Office have the right to allow
IMMUNITY to him. Since the other two have not been prosecuted, perhaps
they have been given IMMUNITY also. John Boy Patton, the actual trigger
man, is apparently in Canada. I wonder if the Canadian government is
protecting him under the same statute.
Anna Mae was born
Anna Mae was born on March 27, 1945 to Mary Ellen Pictou
and Francis Thomas Levi, both Micmac Indians. She came into
the world in a small Indian village just outside the town of
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada.
John Trudell testifies re Anna...
Q: And who was Annie Mae Aquash?
A: She was a 30-year-old woman from Nova Scotia,
Canada, and she had been with AIM for quite a while and she
was very much respected and she was close to a lot of people
that were within the AIM group.
Q: Is she alive or dead?
A: Annie Mae is dead.
Accusations are made...
Who ever first placed the information concerning Bob Robideaux
and John Trudell is way out of line. She said, that he said!
Reminds me of children in a playground spreading gossip.
None of the people who are posting this information are
members of the American Indian Movement, so I caution you to
check sources first.
Murder investigation reopened...
For the past several months, the United States government has
been engaged in an aggressive re-opening of the investigation of
the 1976 murder of American Indian Movement (AIM) member Anna Mae
Pictou Aquash. The investigation has taken the form of impaneling a federal grand jury in Pierre, South Dakota, and
interrogating dozens of current and former AIM members across the
United States, by the FBI and US Marshall Bob Ecoffey, once a
member of the violently anti-AIM "GOON Squad" on the
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
...you mentioned a video titled Brave Hearted Woman. I'm
having trouble locating it. Do you know who distributes it?
Anna Mae Aquash Book Now Available
Originally I was gonna try to convince Brand to let me publish
a copy under a protective but "Free to copy" copyright.
I got so far as to talk with Ms. Brand (long distance to Canada)
once and typing in my own personal copy before pooping out on the
deal, chiefly because there were too many other things going on
at the time, and it looked like the Matthiessen book would be
back out soon.
How anyone might
consider an investigation underwritten by the agency
which cut off Anna's hands, directed that she be buried
anonymously, AND alleged that she died of exposure is
anything other than another attack on AIM is beyond
me...however serious Ecoffey might be, his alignment with
the FBI seriously damages his veracity...JS Dill,
We might as well learn to bury each other...
Among some AIM members, particularly the women who had been Anna Mae's friends, the death created a
desire to get as far from AIM as possible. Some felt it was dangerous to defend the dead woman, fearing that anyone
who did so would be labelled an informer. Thus the already battered movement suffered another sever blow. According
to Paula Giese, "Anna Mae's death did not destroy AIM. What it did was show that AIM was dead."
Anna Mae's Cousin Follows The Trail...
History has always recorded that death never really
stopped powerful people. Their deeds snowballed, their
spirits roamed, and their memories are within the hearts of
those who knew them either through experience or through
legend. Many times, death actually released powerful souls
from their limiting bodies to limitless potential. Anna Mae's
spirit is a powerful one. She will not rest until a domino
effect has been set in motion to put her spirit at rest and
to set her People free.
Anna Mae Timeline
This detailed chronology of events of the last year in
the life of Annie Mae Aquash is constructed from over 50
written or tape recorded interviews, trial transcripts,
FBI file documents, newspaper accounts, and three books
published by authors Joanna Brand in 1978, Peter
Matthiessen in 1983 and Kenneth Stern in 1994.
a song for anna mae...©
And in nineteen hundred and seventy three
Blow, Daokta blow
The trouble exploded at Wounded Knee
And the cold Dakota winds did blow
And in nineteen hundred seventy four
Blow, Dakota blow
There was a backlash beatin' at everybody's door
And the cold Dakota winds did blow
Living In This Way...the legend of anna mae©
another dead indian. worked for these kind of things. and she can't tell the stories. so i try. anna
mae pictou aquash micmac from shubencadie nova scotia worked for the people, the indigenous people of this continent.
anna mae wasn't riding the trend of the times. in 1976 being indian was not a popular concept. working with AIM a
dangerous reality. she worked for the elders, the children, to feed them and help them feel proud to be indian. and
she died. too young. 30 years here. possessed by a passion to help the people and future generations, anna mae left
a legend. a legacy of courage, strength and sorrow. she is fossilized into the psyche of all who knew her and all
who know of her.
Anna Mae Aquash was found dead in the Badlands on the Pine Ridge
Reservation on Feb 24, 1976. She was a 1973 Wounded Knee participant and was
closely associated with Mr. Peltier.
"I remember Anna Mae when she told me she cared about how the people were
being treated on the reservation, and she told me 'I want to be buried in
Oglala,'" elder Celene Not Help Him said.