By Peter Matthiessen, Martin Garbus
An "indescribably touching, terribly intelligent" (Los Angeles instances ebook overview) chronicle of a deadly gun-battle among FBI brokers and American Indian circulation activists by way of popular author Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), writer of the nationwide publication Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the hot novel In Paradise
On a sizzling June morning in 1975, a determined shoot-out among FBI brokers and local american citizens close to Wounded Knee, South Dakota, left an Indian and federal brokers lifeless. 4 contributors of the yank Indian circulation have been indicted on homicide fees, and one, Leonard Peltier, was once convicted and is now serving consecutive existence sentences in a federal reformatory. in the back of this violent chain of occasions lie problems with nice complexity and profound historic resonance, brilliantly explicated by means of Peter Matthiessen during this debatable booklet. stored off the cabinets for 8 years as a result of essentially the most protracted and bitterly fought criminal situations in publishing background, within the Spirit of loopy Horse unearths the Lakota tribe's lengthy fight with the U.S. executive, and makes transparent why the conventional Indian thought of the earth is so vital at a time whilst expanding populations are destroying the dear assets of our world.