After years, decades of distortion and propaganda, I’m sure most are familiar with the omission this particular post will address.
The story goes as propagated by AIM and it’s minions is that a warrant for Jimmy Eagle concerning the theft of a pair of “old boots” was what led agents Williams and Coler to Jumping Bull and ultimately to their death rather than Peltier’s mistaken assumption they were coming to arrest him on a Wisconsin fugitive warrant.
“Old Boots”, that’s it – ignoring the fact that the feds don’t have jurisdiction on the rez over something that would be considered as low value as a pair of “old boots”.
Press that point and the fallback is that it was really about a two man “invasion” ….two men armed with short range revolvers.
The reality is something entirely different – but AIM never saw a lie they didn’t love, a lie if they believed it would serve them they either wholeheartedly embraced or manufactured – a defining difference between true warriors and mere wannabes.
The truth is as follows:
Jerry Schwarting, the owner of the boots, and Robert Dunsmore who at the time was fourteen years old were held against their will at gunpoint by Hobart Horse, Teddy Pourier, Herman Thunder Hawk, and Jimmy Eagle.
They were subsequently robbed, beaten, intimidated by discharging a gun over their heads, and Schwarting was cut with a knife.
The kidnapping and violence associated events are what brought the feds in as these are crimes they have jurisdiction over….not “old boots”.
Three consecutive examples of “omissions” have now been provided, one would think that would be enough for people to take a second look at what emanates from the AIM/Peltier camp.
For every redacted or withheld FOI there are an equal number of omissions, outright lies, and the taking of the “Fifth” by such grand personages as Dennis Banks and his cohorts.
Logic dictates both should be looked at with skepticism if it’s really about a desire for justice.
This isn’t a situation where one parties feet should be held to the fire and the others massaged and given a pedicure while getting their hair braided – both should be feeling some heat as the transgressions are many.