Saturday, January 12, 2008

Promotional Website for Joe and John Trimbachs' "American Indian Mafia"

Joseph and John Trimbach have a new site to help promote their recently-released book American Indian Mafia, a true history of the American Indian Movement (AIM). The book is available in paperback and as a 5-dollar e-book if you are on a budget.

The book has been endorsed by Judge William H. Webster, who was the former director of both the CIA and the FBI, as well as by prominent journalists, politicians, lawyers, and academics.

Joseph H. Trimbach has posted some articles he has previously published about the American Indian Movement (AIM) here.

He has created a file on the convicted murderer Leonard Peltier here.

Joe Trimbach has exposed 12 myths about the American Indian Movement (AIM) and has created a timeline of the AIM History here.

Soon the site promises a blog.

The Frequently Asked Questions link is especially informative:

Why is this book important?

Mafia is the first book of its kind to expose the myths and legends that grew out of a largely falsified history of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Exposing the lies and telling the truth of what happened on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the 1970s is the first step toward healing and helping the people of Pine Ridge.

Why should I believe what’s in it?

Mafia is the true story as told by the FBI’s former Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of South Dakota. Former SAC Trimbach is often referred to as a “primary source” because he witnessed many of the events during the turbulent years of 1973 through 1975, a period that marked the violent rise and fall of the American Indian Movement. Unlike some of the so-called Pine Ridge historians who have distorted the true history for mostly political reasons, Trimbach backs up his account with never-before-published interview material from other primary sources (both Native and non-Native), more than a thousand supportive endnotes, over 80 revealing photographs, and two documentary Appendices.

Why are other books on this topic so wrong?

One of the primary reasons that the real story behind AIM’s true agenda and legacy is so hard to find is that many people were initially fooled by the perpetrators and their supporters. Members of the media were especially prone to being duped into repeating distortions, falsehoods, and outright lies. Consequently, an unchallenged and polluted version of what really happened found its way into the history books. Sadly, the ruse continues today in a relentless attempt to mask the true legacy of AIM by those with a vested interest in keeping the myths alive and the cover stories believable. [See the full text to learn how to help people who live on Pine Ridge]

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