It was a war zone on Pine Ridge in the 1970s. The abuses that the American Indians suffered under the US government were extreme and prolonged.
If you are unfamiliar with the case, there’s a documentary narrated by Robert Redford you can watch to find out more: http://www.freepeltiernow.org/welcome.htm There are also many documents there about the situation. This was part of a pattern of violence that was occurring at the Reservation during this time.
Please visit the website above and sign the petition to your Representatives and local newspapers. This is very important. How the US Government officials at that time handled the American Indian situation is a crime. Please review the situation. He does not deserve to still be in prison.
This is a grave error that needs to be rectified. You can make a difference! Thanks for your consideration.
Go here to help the Communities on Pine Ridge who are some of the poorest people in the United States: http://gatheringthunderfoundation.org/
Write Leonard Peltier
Leonard Peltier #89637-132
P.O. Box 1000
Lewisburg, PA 17837