Leonard Peltier is an American Indian activist and American Indian Movement (AIM) member. He has been incarcerated since 1977 for the death of two FBI agents. Though many have helped to free Peltier, who has denied he was responsible for the killings, his parole was denied various times through the years. He will not be eligible for parole again until 2024.
Driving at top speed and unannounced into a remote community at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota was an imprudent decision for two FBI agents to make on June 26, 1975. Yet that's exactly what agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams did that day, in pursuit of an American Indian youth on a minor theft complaint. It...Read more
- September 12, 1944
OccupationNative American rights activist
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