Peachtree City, GA
December 5 2008
Former FBI Agent in Charge Joseph H. Trimbach has re-released his
provocative expose, American Indian Mafia, An FBI Agent's True Story
About Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, and the American Indian Movement
(AIM). Supported with over a thousand footnotes and
never-before-published material, Trimbach's first-person account
dispels many of the myths and distortions that have been passed on as
authentic history in defense of the American Indian Movement leadership.
Updated with a new Timeline and the latest developments in the
impending murder trial in which AIM member Anna Mae Aquash was shot
in the head, Trimbach recalls events that engulfed him and his fellow
G-men in some of the most tumultuous investigations in Bureau
history. AIM's two preeminent leaders, Dennis Banks and Russell
Means, are frequent targets in Trimbach's indictment of AIM violence
on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
In the second half of his book, Trimbach turns his attention to
convicted killer Leonard Peltier. Trimbach claims that Peltier has
fooled millions of people by virtue of a manufactured persona as a
"political prisoner" and an innocent man, framed for the brutal
slayings of two FBI Agents in 1975. Not only has Peltier bilked
people all over the world out of their money in the name of a phony
defense fund, says Trimbach, Peltier has also denigrated Indians
throughout the country by making a mockery of genuine oppression and
injustice suffered by Native Americans. Among those listed as having
been snookered by Peltier and his lawyers: Amnesty International, 60
Minutes, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the Dali Lama.
Among Peltier's strongest supporters are Hollywood heavyweights
Robert Redford, David Geffen, and Oliver Stone. Redford produced and
narrated "Incident at Oglala," a 1988 documentary in support of the
theory that Peltier was framed for the murders. Trimbach repudiates
this contention, along with similar conclusions in Peter
Matthiessen's bestseller, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Trimbach
argues that Redford and Matthiessen are guilty of lending legitimacy
to "distortions and falsehoods" which are ultimately detrimental to
Native American interests. Peltier's case has received renewed
attention in anticipation of President-elect Obama's ascendancy to
the White House. President Clinton denied Peltier a pardon before he
left office. Peltier's supporters hope that President Obama will give
way to petitions that call for Peltier's release from the federal
penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Former Director of the FBI and CIA, Judge William H. Webster,
endorses American Indian Mafia as "an important contribution to our
understanding of what actually happened." Former governor and
congressman Bill Janklow says Trimbach "blows out of the water" the
Peltier myth of innocence and says his book is a "powerful reporting
of history." TV host Oliver North says Trimbach's history book is a
"gripping, no holds-barred account" of what really happened at
Wounded Knee in 1973, when AIM invaded and destroyed the historic village.
Trimbach, along with his son, John, are know as the AIM Myth Busters,
dedicated to correcting the historical record of the Pine Ridge
Reservation of the early 1970s. An ad for their book will appear in
Sunday's New York Times Book Section. The ad will be featured by
their publisher, Outskirts Press. For more information, see
americanindianmafia.com and expertclick.com (keyword: Trimbach).
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trimbach & Associates, Inc.
Phone : 770-883-5086
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