Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier
Leonard Peltier
  • Born: September 12, 1944
  • Nationality: Native American (Dakota), Native American (Chippewa)
  • Profession: Philosopher

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Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa, who is also of Lakota and Dakota descent. He is a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM). In 1977, he was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first-degree murder in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a 1975 conflict on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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