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The Martyrdom of Collins Catch the Bear

Narrated by: Milton Bagby
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins

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Summary

The search for justice for a Lakota Sioux man wrongfully charged with murder told here for the first time by his trial lawyer, Gerry Spence

This is the untold story of Collins Catch the Bear, a Lakota Sioux, who was wrongfully charged as part of a conspiracy with the murder of a white man at Russell Means's Yellow Thunder Camp in 1982, a controversial American Indian encampment in the national forest. Though Collins was innocent, he took the fall for the actual killer, a man placed in the camp with the sole intention of destroying the reputation of AIM.

This story reveals the struggle of the American Indian people in their attempt to survive in a white world, on land that was stolen from them. We live with Collins and see the beauty that was his, but that was lost to the pressures of a racist, white society. Today, justice is still struggling to be heard in this case, as well as many like it in the American Indian nations.

©2019 Gerry Spence (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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