People should consider the fact that Peltier was on the run for the shoot out at Jumping Bull, and that he had boasted in front of Annie and kamook about shooting the agents.
In the position he was in any who could testify to his words would have been seen as a threat-and that only adds emphasis to the question of where was he during the time of Annie’s abduction and murder? As he has clearly stated he was in and out of the U.S. and that indigenous (some) people knew where he was.
Were these indigenous people AIM leadership? Reasonable to assume they were-after all Banks was present when the Oregon RV stop took place. It isn’t reasonable to assume after they both broke and ran in opposite directions leaving women to fend for themselves that all communication ceased between them.
Is it reasonable then to wonder if Peltier was aware of the decisions that led to Annie’s murder – did he cast a vote in favor of those decisions at what has been described as Annie’s death tribunal, or ask a favor of the Godfather’s?
No one to my knowledge has ever accused Peltier of having a direct physical involvement in the act itself-but then no one has accused Banks of that either, of being one of the abductors or the triggerman -but his own words like Peltier’s are grounds for suspicion and in Banks case serve as an indictment.
Kamook on the other hand was the mother of Banks children, and that may have been what ultimately saved her from the same fate as Annie.
She may have been seen as a person who was so infatuated with Mr. It’s A Good Day To Lie and being the mother of shared children she could be controlled by the man who Russell Means said could make people disappear.
Annie wasn’t family, she had also been cast aside as were it seems all of Banks various “love” interests. She was of a nation from another country- Canada-proud of that and not attempting to play the role of a Lakota as Russell did and so many others have attempted to.
So at least from my perspective there exists ample grounds to wonder about a multitude of things-and to continue asking questions.