Peltier, Leonard

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Name
Peltier, Leonard Gender: M
born on 12 September 1944
Place Grand Forks ND, USA, 47n55, 97w01
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°47' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif or s_leocol.18.gif



Biography

American Indian, a Lakota Sioux convicted of murder in the shooting of an FBI agent. At the time of AIM (American Indian Movement) in the late '60s and early '70s, the FBI entered the reservation of Pine Ridge land without warrants or a prior statement of intent and the Lakotas opened fire. In the trial, the judge stated that it was a case of self-defense on the part of the Indians and there was no specific evidence pointing to Leonard in particular with regard to the FBI agent's death. However, the government could not condone further uprising and Peltier was sentenced to serve two life sentences in Leavenworth penitentiary.

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Source Notes

LMR quotes Peter Matthiessen, "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse," a book about the American Indian movement

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (American Indian)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Shot FBI agent)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Life in prison)
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