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Believe in Miracles!
"For the first time in over 30 years, the public will know who the real heroes were."--John Trimbach
A poster who identified himself as John Trimbach has posted two comments in the Rapid City Journal in response to a 12-11-07 article about the extradition of John Boy Patton-Graham for the December 1975 murder of Anna Mae Aquash.
John Trimbach announced that the long awaited book American Indian Mafia, co-authored by Joseph and John Trimbach, will be available at http://www.amazon.com/ by Christmas! [Update: You can download the e-book here for only five dollars!]
You can track Santa as he brings your book at NORAD.
Here are John Trimbach's two posts:
John Trimbach, co-author of American Indian Mafia wrote on Dec 9, 2007 11:56 AM:
"My father, Joseph H. Trimbach, witnessed much of the unrest from those troubling days in the 1970s. He was the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI headquartered in Minneapolis. As our soon-to-be-released book shows, he and his fellow Agents did their jobs faithfully, legally, and honorably. Yet, their names and reputations have been dragged through the mud by the perpetrators and their accomplices in academia, government, Hollywood, and the news media. For the first time ever, the true story of Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, Anna Mae Aquash, and the American Indian Movement will be told by the law enforcement men and women of the FBI. John Graham supporters take cover! This book will blow away the popular myths that are all too often found in history books that purport to tell the truth. That is because the violent legacy of the American Indian Movement and the true history of Pine Ridge will be layed bare. For the first time in over 30 years, the public will know who the real heroes were. As the award-winning journalist Tim Giago recently wrote, "Trimbach takes apart Matthiessen’s In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, movies like Thunderheart, Lakota Woman, and A Tattoo on My Heart - The Warriors of Wounded Knee 1973, and exposes them for the frauds that they are. It is refreshing to finally hear the other side of the story." Note: American Indian Mafia should be available by Christmas at amazon.com."
John Trimbach wrote on Dec 10, 2007 9:31 AM:
"In fact, there is a lot of doubt about who "bad-jacketed" Anna Mae. According to many Lakotas who were there, the finger-pointing originated with AIM leaders after FBI informant Douglas Durham's cover was blown. That's when Dennis Banks's ego and paranoia led to group discussions about murder. These are, of course, the same people who tried to blame the FBI for the crime and who now run to the "bad-jacket" story. A good example was offered by former AIM spokesman John Trudell. Sounding a bit like O.J. Simpson, Trudell recently said he is still looking for the evil government operative responsible for the deed. The truth is Trudell is knee-deep in the cover-up. The idea that the AIM leaders had no choice but to eliminate the threat posed by a defenseless woman, nine months after Durham was long gone from the scene, is simply not credible. American Indian Mafia will set the record straight for the benefit of all Pine Ridge Indians. "Mafia", by the way, is a term used by Congress to describe AIM in the report that is seldom referenced in the history books, accounts strangely silent on the violations of the rights of AIM victims."