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Incident at Oglala (1992)

This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Zigrossi ...
Himself - Former Assistant FBI Regional Head, South Dakota
Robert Sikma ...
Himself - Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Darelle 'Dino' Butler ...
Himself (as Darrelle [Dino] Butler)
Bob Robideau ...
Himself
Norman Brown ...
Himself
Leonard Peltier ...
Himself (archive footage)
Duane Brewer ...
Himself - Former Goon Squad Member
Calvin Jumping Bull ...
Himself
William Muldrow ...
Himself - U.S. Government Commission on Civil Rights
...
Himself - Co-Founder American Indian Movement
James Abourezk ...
Himself - Former U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Sam Loud Hawk ...
Himself
Richard Wilson ...
Himself - Tribal Council Chairman (archive footage)
Severt Young Bear Sr. ...
Himself (as Severt Young Bear)
...
Himself - National Spokesperson, American Indian Movement
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On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were charged with killing the agents, only one, Leonard Peltier, was found guilty. This film describes the events surrounding the shootout and suggests that Peltier was unjustly convicted. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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A murder. A mystery. A mockery of justice.


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26 June 1992 (USA)  »

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Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story  »

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$536,848
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Michael Apted first learned of Leonard Peltier's story while he was researching for his thriller Thunderheart (1992). See more »

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Out of the Blues
Written & Performed by John Trudell, Mark Shark, Milton 'Quiltman' Sahme (as Quiltman)
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A Shocking Portrait of the Railroading of an Innocent Man
28 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw this film, I was not terribly informed re the Peltier case. As soon as the credits rolled, I knew that I would have to own this film, if only so that I could lend it to everyone I knew. As I had known would happen, each new person I showed it to became angry and incredulous: how can Leonard Peltier still be in prison? The snow job this soft-spoken, good-humored Ojibwa was given by the U.S. government makes me feel ashamed to be an American. It becomes painfully clear that the FBI popped Leonard because they needed to pop an American Indian, preferably an AIM Indian - and Leonard was there. But if you ask me, no justice has even been done for the 2 dead FBI agents Peltier's conviction was intended to avenge; jailing the wrong man - KNOWING he is the wrong man - is far worse, I feel, than not jailing anyone at all. I think Coler and Williams are still waiting for their killer(s) to be brought to justice; by the same token, Leonard Peltier's supporters are still awaiting justice for Leonard himself. This film clearly shows the mockery made by the U.S. government of its own judicial system; any self-respecting American - of any ethnic background - should cringe at some of the statements made, freely and willfully, by government staff and spokespeople in this film. I hope they all watched this, and could see just how ignorant, unconscionable, and utterly hateful they sounded, with no regard whatsoever for true justice. The bottom line? Watch this film. Then show it to everyone you love. If we continue to raise awareness, then maybe someday, Leonard will find justice - and peace.

FREE LEONARD!!!


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