Ghost Rider Roads

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About the author:
antoinette nora claypoole literary awards include a fellowship/award from Oregon Literary Arts for her work in Literary Non-Fiction (the lost works of Louise Bryant -1885-1936, Suffragette and Socialist War correspondent). Published in various regional papers in the North and South West, Ms. claypoole's first published book, Who Would Unbraid Her Hair: the legend of annie mae (1999, dist. Clear Light Books, Santa Fe, N.M.) was recently acquired by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. in their permanent library, Native American collection. She currently lives between Ashland, Oregon and Taos, New Mexico and is editor/founder of Wild Embers Press, the publisher of various titles (see

Ghost Rider Roads

Inside the American Indian Movement 1971-2011

Authored by antoinette nora claypoole

This NEW, REVISED, Second Edition (2013) of Ghost Rider Roads includes previously unpublished essays about the American Indian Movement (AIM) by antoinette nora claypoole, blog entries, radio broadcast notes, and news pieces written about the extradition and trials of John Graham, S. Tutchone.

Ghost Rider Roads chronicles the author's time with various members of old AIM and includes complete interviews with both Vernon Bellecourt (1931-2007) founder of the American Indian Movement), and John Graham, wrongfully convicted to a life sentence for the murder of Anna Mae Aquash. Ghost also includes a. nora claypoole's mini interview with Native poet/activist John Trudell.

Many stories, interviews and essays found in the first edition of Ghost Rider Roads (still in print) remain in this nEw printing (2013) including stories by the late Robert Robideau and writings about/by his cousin Leonard Peltier, Anishanabe American Indian and AIM political prisoner convicted in 1977 of killing two FBI agents on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Overall. Ghost Rider Roads chronicles the roots of AIM via news clips from old activist newspapers (Yippies Judy and Stew Albert), old stories by Robert Robideau (acquitted in the killing of two FBI agents in 1975) and moves into the controversy over the murder of Anna Mae Aquash (1945-1975/6). Ghost Rider Roads reveals the landscape of "Indian Country" from the 1970's to current day.

"Ghost Rider Roads is a highly comprehensive book of American Indian History. This work is a series of stories that are a brilliant, detailed, lively history of American Indians in their struggles to stay alive. A book for those who want to hear first-hand accounts of what has happened, and continues to happen, in Indian Country.

Very powerful. antoinette nora claypoole sings the song she learned in her dreamtime."

--Brian Frisina aka Raven Redbone
producer/host Make No Bones About It, Olympia, Wa.

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Publication Date:
1475048580 / 9781475048582
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.5" x 9.25"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Native American

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