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10/24/06: The Unquiet Grave

Murdered Activist Anna Mae Aquash

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1976, a woman's body was found on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and buried in a pauper's grave. She was later identified as Anna Mae Aquash, a luminary in the American Indian Movement. After exhumation, a second autopsy revealed she had died from a gun-shot wound rather than "exposure" as originally reported by the FBI. In his new book, "The Unquiet Grave," author Steve Hendricks starts with Aquash's death and follows the complicated struggle between the FBI and the Indians in the 1970s. He successfully sued the government for thousands of never-before-released documents, and joins Doug Monday to share what he learned about the Indian rights movement and the government's response to it.

  • Steve Hendricks will be in Salt Lake City as part of the Great Salt Lake Book Festival. On Saturday, October 28th at 12:30 he will join Luis Urrea for a panel discussion on "Writing About Human Rights." Then at 3:30, Hendricks' will discuss his book "The Unquiet Grave: The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country." All events take place at the Salt Lake City Library, 210 East 400 South.

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