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Leonard Peltier

Leonard PeltierAKA Leonard James Peltier

Born: 12-Sep-1944
Birthplace: Chippewa Reservation, ND

Gender: Male
Religion: Other
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal, Victim, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Native American political prisoner

Participated in a movement to resist governmental intrusions on Native American land. Violence broke out on 26 June 1975 in South Dakota, and Peltier was later brought to trial, convicted, and sent to prison, where he now languishes. But he is active from behind bars: he has helped to create scholarships for indigenous youth, sponsored children in Central America, and even writes poetry.

Active in the American Indian Movement, an organization founded to help Native Americans with problems like alcoholism and mental health troubles.

Father: Leo Peltier (d. 1990)
Mother: Alvina Showers (d. 9-Sep-2002)
Brother: (d.)
Sister: (d.)
Wife: Sandy Martinez (m. 1964, div. 1968)
Wife: (div.)
Girlfriend: Lisa Faruolo (engaged)

    High School: Flandreau Indian School, Flandreau, SD (dropped out)

    American Indian Movement
    Hunger Strike Apr-1984
    Hunger Strike May-1984
    Trespassing Fort Lawton, WA Mar-1970
    Attempted Murder Milwaukee, WI 22-Nov-1972, acquitted
    Murder Pine Ridge Reservation, SD 26-Jun-1975
    Inmate: Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary
    FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives (22-Dec-1975)

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