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Antoinette Nora Claypoole has unleashed a monster of a book that delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash than many of her one time friends and lovers will be comfortable with The book, _Who would unbraid her hair The legend of annie mae_, published by anam cara press, was released in November, 1999 Claypoole s book is, like Anna Mae s life, a harrowing journey into the maze of idealism, paranoia, and blind spots of Indian activism and its nemesis, the miscellaneous COINTELPRO operations run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Claypoole s intentions for the book, as Anna Mae s for her life, are nothing but good The continual intention of my work is to encourage a healing of the fear and sorrow, anger and injustice which surround the memory of Annie Mae, and to help her wondering spirit settle into her journey home p xiv And in the end, both Anna Mae and Antoinette Nora were stymied, through no fault of the ir own, Anna Mae by a bullet through the back of her head, and Claypoole by a pervasive silence that still blankets Indian Country like a shroud....

Title : Who Would Unbraid Her Hair : the Legend of Annie Mae
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ISBN : 096738530X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Anam Cara Press November 1, 1999
Number of Pages : 293 pages
File Size : 780 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Who Would Unbraid Her Hair : the Legend of Annie Mae Reviews

  • Deborah Womack
    2018-11-13 21:52

    Annie Maes story needs to be told. This book is a brilliant display of uncovering the many layers of truths, half truths and lies that is Annie Maes death shroud. I have reread twice and go back to it time and again. In the end I realize we are all culprits. We find it easy to believe conspiracies, paranoia rants and yet ignore the pleas of a forgotten First Nation peoples. When will the truth be known? Her spirit roams and calls forth justice. I wish I could be as strong as this woman Annie Mae. In times of weakness and despair I will remember her and sing.

  • Alma Luz Villanueva, author
    2018-10-23 19:14

    This book begins with a five page list of AIM casualites that occured on Pine Ridge Reservation between the years of 1973-1976. As the author points out, these are "documented homicides"-the actual number could be as high as 300 or more. One of the documented homicides is Annie Mae Pictou, a 30 year old AIM leader and mother of 2 small daughters. Claypoole's book is a passionate investigation of her life in the various genres of poetry, journalistic writing, and interviews of people who knew Annie Mae, but are reluctant (to this day) to speak any truth regarding her life, and death...she was found in a ravine on the edge of Pine Ridge Res, February 24, 1975 with a bullet wound in the base of her skull. As part of the autopsy, her hands were severed at the wrist and sent to Washington, D.C...she was then buried as "Jane Doe", cause of death listed as "exposure".Urged by Canadian family members, the body was later exhumed, revealing the execution-style death, and identified as Anna Mae Pictou...in the words of Anna Mae Pictou: "I am a part of this creation as you are, no more and no less than each of you within the sound of my voice. I have a right to continue my cycle in this Universe undisturbed." This book speaks for Anna Mae Pictou's fierce desire to exist with the dignity of a free human being among other free human beings. THIS BOOK IS HER HANDS.

  • david rider
    2018-11-08 17:01

    Antoinette Nora Claypoole has unleashed a monster of a book that delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the murder of Annie Mae Pictou-Aquash than many of her one-time friends and lovers will be comfortable with. The book, _Who would unbraid her hair: The legend of annie mae_, published by anam cara press, was released in November, 1999.

  • Floyce Alexander
    2018-10-21 01:15

    ms. claypoole seems to have done something no one else apparently can do--certainly not the academics or the people involved: she looks at it all from outside and yet enters this world that is not herself through an act of love the philosophers and keats called einfuhlung, a concept edith stein wrote a dissertation on for edmund husserl before she was sent to auschwitz . . . anoinette nora claypoole's book should be reprinted immediately (i write in late 2010). if peter matthiessen's great book can go years off the shelves because of a south dakota injunction, hers needs to go on the same shelves. and leonard peltier needs to be freed.

  • Jennifer L. Blocker
    2018-11-02 22:15

    My last critique of this book looks harsh to me now. While it is true that this isn't a who done it, it does raise awareness. The only words I still agree with from my last review after a year of contemplation is.....The (only-NOT ONLY) good thing I find about this book is that it does get Anna Mae's name out and about and on people's minds. The book is not a who done it. -- The writing style no longer seems to be so crystal mystic'y', it has a flow of its own. I recommend this book as a source of background information regarding some of the details surrounding the life of Annie Mae. Jennifer

  • Jennifer L. Blocker
    2018-11-06 18:16

    My last critique of this book looks harsh to me now. While it is true that this isn't a who done it, it does raise awareness. The only words I still agree with from my last review after a year of contemplation is.....The (only-NOT ONLY) good thing I find about this book is that it does get Anna Mae's name out and about and on people's minds. The book is not a who done it. -- The writing style no longer seems to be so crystal mystic'y', it has a flow of its own. I recommend this book as a source of background information regarding some of the details surrounding the life of Annie Mae. Jennifer