September 30, 2022 10:19 AM CDT BY MARK TRAHANT
Leonard Peltier, Native American political prisoner, has been in prison for 46 years. Demands continue that his unjust imprisonment be ended immediately. | Joe Ledford/The Kansas City Star via AP
Leonard Peltier’s name has become a story that reflects other stories. One narrative describes Peltier as America’s longest political prisoner, serving more than 46 years in a federal maximum security prison. In that telling, Peltier has become a humanitarian and a 78-year-old Turtle Mountain elder who has been incarcerated for far too long.