The Unquiet Grave : The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country

! Read ! The Unquiet Grave : The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country by Steve Hendricks ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Unquiet Grave : The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country But the book also discovers things the Indians would prefer to keep buried. Hendricks, who has freelanced for The Nation, Boston Globe, Orion, and public radio, is one of those rare reporters whose investigative tenacity is accompanied by grace with the written word.. What unfolds is a sinuous tale of conspiracy, murder, and cover-up that stretches from the plains of South Dakota to the polished corridors of Washington, D.C.First-time author Steve Hendricks sued the FBI over several years

The Unquiet Grave : The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country

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Rating : 4.52 (511 Votes)
Asin : 1560257350
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 544 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-06-10
Language : English

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But the book also discovers things the Indians would prefer to keep buried. Hendricks, who has freelanced for The Nation, Boston Globe, Orion, and public radio, is one of those rare reporters whose investigative tenacity is accompanied by grace with the written word.. What unfolds is a sinuous tale of conspiracy, murder, and cover-up that stretches from the plains of South Dakota to the polished corridors of Washington, D.C.First-time author Steve Hendricks sued the FBI over several years to pry out thousands of unseen documents about the events. After a suspicious autopsy and a rushed burial, friends had Aquash exhumed and found a .32-caliber bullet in her skull.Using this scandal as a point of departure, The Unquiet Grave opens a tunnel into the dark side of the FBI and its subversion of American Indian activists. In 1976 the body of Anna Mae Aquash, an American Indian luminary, was found frozen in the Badlands of South Dakota—or so the FBI said. His work was supported by the pre

"Five Stars" according to Deborah Womack. An eye opener, the govt. of the USA need to make appropriations to the First Nation Peoples!. "Indian Country" according to Prairiewoman. Usually works with this amount of research end up a boring read and destined for the bottom of the book pile. Not so with Unquiet Grave. Good thing I'm retired as I was glued to Steve's book for three days. Whether you are from this part of Indian country or elsewhere, you will find this book a remarkable storytelling backed by solid documentation and a balanced critique of all the players from that era. We complain about journalists who concoct a regurgitated version of the news. This author was not afraid to wa. flawed but significant Jeff Armstrong There are many unforgivable flaws in this book, such as the author's clumsy attempt to expose a dedicated AIM activist as an FBI informant and his casual intution that Leonard Peltier is guilty and that the author would not find him personable after serving 33 years on the basis of a farcical legal proceeding that has never been retried. An astute editor would have corrected these errors. Yet I find this book is significant in accentuating the need for a comprehensive investigation of the crimes against the peopl

Based on reams of newly released official documents (many the result of the author's own Freedom of Information Act lawsuits) and interviews with many surviving actors and witnesses, the book's committed journalism doesn't leave its sympathies in doubt, while also holding AIM's militants responsible for their actions. Hendricks is careful throughout this harsh, heart-thumping account never to lose sight of the larger context. . From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. Investigative journalist Hendricks significantly updates the story of the American Indian Movement (AIM) to reclaim civil and treaty rights, which has been generally underreported and lacked substantial book-length treatment since Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1983). "Aquash," he persuasively reminds us, "was murdered because the government of the United States waged an officially sanctioned, cov

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