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Free Paul Skyhorse and Richard Mohawk
Maker: Skyhorse-Mohawk Legal Defense; Peace Press; Tin Roof; Henry F. Klein
Date Made: circa 1976
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 57.3 cm x 44.5 cm; 22 9/16 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: Native Americans; Political Prisoners
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Paul Skyhorse Richard Mohawk Free Paul Skyhorse And Richard Mohawk From FBI Murder Frame-up In The Society that makes up this country, we have been arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced. We have been found guilty. We have been put in foster homes, boarding schools, reform schools, prisons, and psychiatric wards. We have been labeled incorrigible, delinquent, unsociable, unrehabilitatible, and insane. We have been threatened, punished, guarded, tortured, and treated. Now, as a final insult to our dignity, we are being held under threat of a death sentence. But we say to you, Brothers and Sisters, as we stand before the enemy's tribunal in the proud warrior tradition, be not alarmed. Our spiritual one-mindedness shall prevail. Skyhorse-Mohawk Legal Defense P.O. Box 1875 Ventura, Calif. 93001 (805) 648-7019 Poster by Peace Press & Tin Roof
Acquisition Number: 1996-132
Paul Skyhorse and Richard Mohawk. In 1974, cabdriver George Aird was murdered in Ventura County, California. Two organizers with the American Indian Movement (AIM), Paul Skyhorse and Richard Mohawk were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. After a yearlong trial (and more than three years in the Ventura County Jail), the two were acquitted and released. It is believed that the FBI framed Skyhorse and Mohawk as part of the effort to discredit and destroy AIM.
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