“Slaying the Sun Woman”: The Legacy of Annie Mae Aquash

Bryan Rindfleisch


This article contains original research analyzing the controversial subject of the murder of Annie Mae Aquash, a woman in the American Indian Movement (AIM), and its consequences for Indian Country today. This article examines the perspectives of AIM, the federal government, and the ramifications of Aquash's murder for Indigenous peoples in general.


American Indian; Indian Activism; Murder; Civil Rights; Modern America

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