NYTs Magazine: “Who Killed Anna Mae?”

Here. An excerpt:

On Feb. 24, 1976, a rancher in South Dakota was installing a fence on land situated along the edge of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation when he spotted a body at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment. The badly decomposed corpse, in jeans and a maroon ski jacket, lay with knees pushed up toward chest. A coroner later determined that the woman had been dead for more than two months. The back of her head was matted with blood, and there was a single bullet wound at the base of her skull. She had been shot at close range.

South Dakota Affirms Conviction for Murder of Anna Mae Aquash

Here is the opinion in State v. Graham.

An excerpt:

John Graham was convicted of felony murder. He appeals, contending that: he was tried on the felony murder charge in violation of the specialty doctrine of federal extradition law; the circuit court erred in admitting hearsay; there was insufficient evidence to support the conviction; and, his life sentence without parole was unauthorized by statute and was unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment. We affirm.

AIM: Movement or Mafia?

Interesting program hosted by MSU students, featuring Joseph and John Trimbauch, and Tim Giago. Commentary about Wounded Knee, “Incident at Oglala,” Leonard Peltier, Russell Means, and others. April 23 at the Kellogg Center.