Friday, December 14, 2007

FBI agent's book on AIM and Wounded Knee to be released

Former FBI agent Joe Trimbach's book, American Indian Mafia: An FBI Agent's True Story about Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, and the American Indian Movement, will be out December 24--a little late for Christmas giving. Former Indian Country Today editor Tim Giago has this blurb at Amazon:
As a longtime journalist, author, and Oglala Lakota born, raised and educated on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, I have been appalled at the many books, movies, and documentaries about Wounded Knee II and about Leonard Peltier that are so filled with myths, misconceptions and outright lies. Trimbach takes apart Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, movies like Thunderheart, Lakota Woman, and A Tattoo on My Heart - The Warriors of Wounded Knee 1973, and exposes them for the frauds that they are. It is refreshing to finally hear the other side of the story.
Though Giago doesn't mention it (I hope Trimbach does), those "frauds," of course, include long-time Peltier sycophant and veteran Wounded Knee liar Ward Churchill.

(via Snaps (duh)).

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