The Spirit of Crazy Horse at Melba, which led me to re-explore the Peltier case. This past summer he was up for parole, but of course he was denied. It was also interesting to read that one of the reasons Geffen put his money behind Obama in the primaries, was because he was still upset with Clinton for not pardoning Peltier when he had the chance.
There was quite a bit of campaigning on the Indian reservations last year. More than usual. North and South Dakota were both hotly contested states, and both Richardson and Napolitano campaigned for Obama on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. So, it would seem that there are great expectations that Obama will look into the Peltier case and other Native American concerns.
All though, I have to wonder if Peltier is really a big deal for most Indians. The A.I.M. had a very hard time gaining traction on the reservations, from what I have read, and gained most of its support from inner city Indians, especially in Minneapolis where it is based. Anyway, I see Banks and Means both have autobiographies. Dennis Banks' Ojibwa Warrior is the most recent.