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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
NY, Viking, (1983). Matthiessen's controversial and suppressed book about the confrontation between American Indian activists and the FBI in the early 1970s at Pine Ridge Reservation near Wounded Knee that left two federal agents and one Indian dead, and resulted in AIM activist Leonard Peltier imprisoned for life, convicted of the agents' murder in a case that, as Matthiessen describes it, was rife with government malfeasance. This copy is inscribed by Matthiessen to Barry Lopez: "For Barry - with Best Regards/ In Spirit/ Peter." Also signed in full by Matthiessen on the front pastedown. Lopez has marked approximately two dozen pages, mostly with check marks, but with two instances of notations -- which is highly unusual for him. A wonderful association copy between two National Book Award winning authors and two of the finest advocates for the natural world, both of them fierce critics of those who would thoughtlessly, or for greed, despoil it. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket creased on the front flap. [#035202] SOLD

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