By Paul DeMain
News From Indian Country

We once talked about sharing common relatives from the White Earth Reservation in the distant past, about warriors and how proud he was that his cousin Leonard Peltier once called him a Hyena. He sent me articles showing how Hyenas operated in a tribally orientated collective way.

He never veered from his pursuit of freedom for his cousin, inventing an alternative killer, Mr X, and talking the man on to 60 Minutes as something legitimate. Years later he would tell me he was actually Mr X, and the one who shot the agent(s). I never believed him. And nobody in AIM who knew the truth, would budge, but when they laughed.