Depending on the topic Dennis Banks would have everyone believe he is either an expert on the subject or a complete naif, a word defined as “Marked by a false show of innocent simplicity.”
A false show of innocence when it comes to an awareness or involvement in the abduction and murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, but an absolute authority on all things intrinsic to the nations, from traditional cultural beliefs to the making of drums.
Sort of a native renaissance man for all seasons, a polymath in the art of deception and the conversion of anything indigenous as a marketable commodity is a more accurate portrayal though.
As the article illustrates when following the link Banks should also be promoting himself as a psychic, the only possible explanation for him being able to identify the body of Annie Mae well in advance of others if he is as ignorant and innocent as he claims to be regarding her murder.
Banks would have the public believe he loved Annie and would have died for her, he’s said as much, must have been a hell of sacrifice not to have and instead opt for complicity in her murder.
Decades of mourning a lost love characterized by a complete unwillingness to assist in bringing justice and closure for surviving family members…. a love story for the ages isn’t it? Each day another good day to lie.