CAMP JUSTICE update 04/12/2000

Subject: [Camp_Justice] <<<<CAMP JUSTICE>>>> 04/12/2000
Wed, 12 Apr 2000 22:27:40 -0400
From: Mike Wicks <>
Organization: American Indian Cultural Support
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From: Mike Wicks <>

Date: April 12, 2000
From: Camp Justice, Organizers, Leaders and Supporters of: “Camp Justice” and The “March for Justice” to White Clay, Nebraska

Contact: Spokesman: Tom Poor Bear, Camp Justice Leader, Sergeant at Arms
“Serving the Oglala Lakota Oyate" 605-867-5821 or 605-462-6302
Assistant Spokespeople: Tom Clifford, Loren Black Elk
Camp Justice, c/o Tom Poor Bear, P.O. Box 823, Pine Ridge SD 57770
Web Address:
E-Mail Network, One list supporter Network:
Email contacts; Mike Wicks
Kathy Morning Star


April 8th marked the 43rd week of the "March for Justice" to White Clay, Nebraska and the establishment of Camp Justice.

We are still waiting for many...many answers, and written responses, along with formal actions we have requested from numerous duly elected and appointed officials in the past 43 plus weeks.

The warriors for justice, who are charged with failure to comply with a lawful order by crossing into White Clay, Nebraska on July 3, 1999 to protest against liquor sales and reclaim White Clay will return to the Sheridan County Court in Rushville NB on Friday, (April 14th) at 10:00am, where County Judge Charles Plantz will rule on motions in the case.

The defendants have filed a motion for dismissal and/ or a change of venue. A Journal, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order from the County Court of Sheridan County, Nebraska, Case No. CR99-457. All defendants in the case received the same legal document as Webster Poor Bear's (see

John Steele, (former Tribal President) a defendant in the case, member of the Wounded Knee District and supporter of Camp Justice presented a Resolution to the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, asking that the tribe to be named as plaintiffs to a lawsuit in Federal Court in order to determine the Jurisdiction and sovereignty of the tribe over certain lands in Nebraska, which lands are in and near the village of White Clay, Nebraska. The Resolution was passed, 11 for and 2 against (see

Camp Justice has requested that the resolution be amended to include the tribe hiring an attorney and to pay expenses of the defendants who were arrested of the lawsuit as well as the defendant's legal expenses. The changes to the resolution will be presented for vote at the tribal council meeting next week.

Meanwhile, the primary attention of Camp Justice continues to be focused upon the the unsolved murders of Wally Black Elk and Ron Hard Heart - our two Lakota brothers who were found dead. Brutally beaten and mutilated a few feet from the Nebraska/South Dakota border on June 8th, 1999. It was in their honor, and because of all the other unsolved murders, and the uncountable injustices against our people, that Camp Justice, and the March for Justice to White Clay, Nebraska was established.

Thank you to supporters of Camp Justice and Councilfire who assisted us in raising sufficient funds for Tom to travel to Minneapolis to meet with other supporters. Attorney Larry Levanthal, and staff have committed to legal research efforts on our behalf. Supporters, including the "Council on Crime and Justice" there, have committed to support us by writing letters to officials and elected leaders on our behalf.

On Friday, May 8th, Camp Justice will meet again with the Native American church leaders of the National Council of Churches, to present a proposal for funding to hire a private investigator to look into the unsolved murders of Ron and Wally, and other cases as well.

The "Nebraskans for Peace" group have committed to an ongoing campaign to write letters of protest to the Nebraska Liquor Commission for granting Liquor licenses in White Clay.

We have not received an answer from agent to Paul McCabe of the Minneapolis FBI Field office in regards to a retraction of his statement that there are less than ten unsolved deaths since 1973. There are nearly 100 unsolved, and mostly uninvestigated deaths that need to be addressed. A.I.C.S. has furnished the lists below.

Additionally, members of Camp Justice are assisting with security and support to help protect the Sacred Cannupa and Grass Roots elders and families occupying the Red Cloud Tribal Building to address issues of much corruption in Pine Ridge.

Camp Justice is sponsoring a Giveaway and Memorial dinner for Ron & Wally to be held on Saturday, June 10th. Everyone is welcome to attend. More information will follow.

Camp Justice will continue to stand United and Strong in our efforts to obtain the Justice and Accountability our nation deserves and expects.

In the Spirit of Human & Civil Justice,

Tom Poor Bear, Spokesperson, Camp Justice
e-mail network -

Written and Presented on behalf of: Camp Justice Organizers, Volunteers and millions of Supporters protecting the Lakota Nation.

White Clay Protesters arrested for standing strong for justice:

Russell Means, 59, of Porcupine, S.D.; Benedict "Bennie" Black Elk, 36, Pine Ridge, S.D.; former Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Steele, 52, Manderson, S.D.; Gary Moore, 36, Pine Ridge; Thomas Poor Bear, 44, Wanblee, S.D.; and Frank LaMere, 49, South Sioux City; Webster Poor Bear, 49, Wanblee, S.D.; Allen Sheppard, 23, of Minneapolis, and Vaughn Lodge, 22, address unknown.

Camp Justice & March for Justice Organizers:
Spokesperson: Tom Poor Bear.
Asst. Spokespeople: Tom Clifford, Loren Black Elk
Elder Spokespersons: Chief Oliver Red Cloud, Johnson Holy Rock,
Legal Spokesperson: Jerry Matthews, NSBA, 155517,
Other Organizers:
Ben Black Elk, Wayne Black Elk, Reggie & Faye Cedar Face,
Ede Sherman, Dave Clifford, June Little, Alberta Black Bear,
Chaz Little Bear, Moses Thunder Hawk, Lloyd Fire Thunder,
Billy & Rose Beane, Robin Mesteth, Webster Poor Bear,
Tony Brave, Lyman Red Cloud, Guy George Janis, Tuck LeBeau, Steve Little Sky, Vicky Thunder Hawk, Gary Moore, Sandra Matchen,
Mike Wicks, Kathy Morning Star, Natasha Laflin and AIM leaders:
AIM Arizona, Clyde Bellecourt, Vernon Bellecourt & Dennis Banks.

Send Letters of Support, Donations and Supplies to:

Camp Justice                                    Camp Justice
c/o Tom Poor Bear                           c/o Fay Cedar Face (packages)
P.O. Box 823                                   200 Eastridge Rd
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770       Pine Ridge, SD 57770

This press release will be available on the following web page;

List of unsolved murders:

Note that this list of unsolved murders has repeatedly been supplied to various FBI Headquarters, including faxed and mailed to Paul McCabe at the Minneapolis, MN FBI Headquarters, as well as other field offices with letters demanding investigations and recognition of these murders. The list was also supplied on December 4, 1999, by Kathy Morning Star on behalf of AICS for inclusion in the statement presented to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission at the December 1999 meeting in Rapid City, SD. Links given for List of Deaths at, etc. for Press Release Purposes. List(s) copywrited and links not to be posted on other sites.

Ron Hard Heart June 6, 1999
Wally Black Elk June 6, 1999

Ben Long Wolf, age 36 of Martin S.D.
found under sixth Street bridge May 21,1998

George Hatton age 56
found at West Blvd and I90 bridge May 31, 1998

Allen Hough, age 42 of Rapid City
body recovered at South Valley Drive July 4, 1998

Royce Yellow Hawk age 26 died as a result
of four gunshot wounds November 12, 1998.

Randell Two Crow, age 48
found near the East Blvd. bridge , Dec 8,1998

Lauren Two Bulls, age 33
found downstream of the East Blvd Bridge Dec. 9,1998

Dirk Bartling, age 44
found in Rapid Creek May 27,1999

Arthur Chamberlain, age 45
found in Rapid Creek June 7,1999

Timothy Bull Bear Sr., age 47
found in the creek near Orchard Lane July 6,1999.

In 1997 there was one death reported during the same time frame. A 57 year old man was found face down in the creek near East Blvd bridge, he died a day later.

The body of Lauren Two Bulls was autopsied, but no cause of death has been determined. Although the Rapid City police say there is evidence to cite natural causes in each case, when asked if there is a reason for the 6 deaths in Seven months, a police spokesman said "none". The standing position of the Rapid Police that there is no hate crime involvement. Their quote "Often the hardcore homeless people are there by choice, driven to the bridges by their own private demons".
AIM Casualties on Pine Ridge, 1973-1976

1.5.1975 Leon L. Swift Bird - AIM member killed at Pine Ridge by GOONs.
Investigation still "ongoing."
1.5.1976 Lydia Cut Grass - AIM member killed at Wounded Knee by GOONs.
No investigation.
1.17.1974 Edward Means, Jr. - AIM member found dead in Pine Ridge alley, beaten. No investigation.
1.30.1976 Byron DeSersa - OSCRO organizer and AIM supporter assassinated
by GOONs in Wanblee. Arrests by local authorities resulted
in two GOONs - Dale Janis and Charlie Winters, serving two
years of five year sentences for "manslaughter." Charges
dropped against two GOON leaders, Manny Wilson and
Chuck Richards , on the basis of "self-defense" despite
DeSersa having been unarmed when shot to death.
2.1976 Anna Mae Pictou Aquash - AIM organizer assassinated on
Pine Ridge.. FBI involved in attempt to conceal cause of death.
Ongoing attempt to establish "AIM involvement" in murder. Key
FBI personnel never deposed. Coroner never deposed. [depose-to
remove from testify or bear witness, especially on
oath in court]
2.6.1976 Lena R. Slow Bear - AIM supporter killed at Oglala by GOONs.
No investigation.
2.27.1974 Edward Standing Soldier - AIM member killed near Pine Ridge by
"party or parties unknown." No investigation.
3.1.1975 Martin Montileaux - killed in a Scenic, S.D. bar. AIM leader
Richard Marshall later framed for his murder. Russell Means
also charged and acquitted.
3.1.1976 Hobart Horse - AIM member beaten, shot, and repeatedly run
over with automobile at Sharp's Corners. No investigation.
3.20.1975 Stacy Cotter - shot to death in an ambush at Manderson.
No investigation.
3.21.1975 Edith Eagle Hawk and her two children - AIM supporter killed
in an automobile accident after being run off the road by a
white vigilante, Albert Coomes. Coomes was also killed in
the accident. GOON Mark Clifford identified as having also
been in the Coomes car, escaped.
Investigation closed without questioning Clifford.
3.26.1976 Cleveland Reddest - AIM member killed at Kyle by "person or
persons unknown." No investigation.
3.27.1975 Jeanette Bissonette - AIM supporter killed by sniper at
Pine Ridge. Unsuccessful attempt to link AIM members to
murder; no other investigation.
3.30.1975 Richard Eagle - grandson of AIM supporter Gladys Bissonette
killed while playing with loaded gun kept in the house as
protection from GOON attacks.
4.4.1975 Hilda R. Good Buffalo - AIM supporter stabbed to death at
Pine Ridge by GOONs. No investigation.
4.4.1975 Jancita Eagle Deer - AIM member beaten and run over with
automobile. Last seen in the company of provocateur
Douglass Durham. No investigation.
4.14.1973 Priscilla White Plume - AIM supporter killed at Manderson
by GOONs. No investigation.
4.17.1973 Frank Clearwater - AIM member killed by heavy machine gun
round at Wounded Knee. No investigation.
4.19.1974 Roxeine Roark - AIM supporter killed at Porcupine by
"unknown assailants." Investigation open, still "pending."
4.23.1973 Between eight and twelve individuals (names unknown)
packing supplies into wounded Knee were intercepted by
GOONs [Guardians of the Oglala Nation] and vigilantes.
None were ever heard from again. Former Rosebud Tribal
President Robert Burnette and U.S. Justice Department
Solicitor General Kent Frizzell conducted unsuccessful
search for a mass grave after Wounded Knee siege.
No further investigation.
4.27.1973 Buddy Lamont - AIM member hit by M16 fire at Wounded Knee,
Bled to death while pinned down by fire. No investigation.
4.28.1976 Betty Jo Dubray - AIM supporter beaten to death at Martin,
S.D. No investigation.
5.6.1976 Marvin Two Two - Aim supporter shot to death at Pine Ridge.
No investigation.
5.9.1976 Julia Pretty Hips - AIM supporter killed at Pine Ridge by
"unknown assailants." No investigation.
5.20.1975 Ben Sitting Up - AIM member killed at Wanblee by "unknown
assailants." No investigation.
5.24.1976 Sam Afraid of Bear - AIM supporter shot to death at Pine
Ridge. Investigation "ongoing."
6.1.1975 Kenneth Little - AIM supporter killed at Pine Ridge by GOONs.
Investigation still "pending."
6.4.1976 Kevin Hill - AIM supporter killed at Oglala by "party or
parties unknown." Investigation "still open."
6.15.1975 Leah Spotted Elk - AIM supporter at Pine Ridge by GOONs.
No investigation.
6.19.1973 Clarence Cross - AIM supporter shot to death in ambush by
GOONs. Although assailants were identified by eyewitnesses,
brother Vernal Cross, wounded in ambush-was briefly charged
with crime. No further investigation.
6.26.1975 Joseph Stuntz Killsright - AIM member killed by FBI sniper
during Oglala firefight. No investigation.
7.3.1976 Betty Means - AIM member killed at Pine Ridge by GOONs.
No investigation.
7.12.1975 James Briggs Yellow - heart attack caused by FBI air assault
on his home. No investigation.
7.25.1975 Andrew Paul Stewart - nephew of AIM spiritual leader Leonard
Crow Dog, killed by GOONs on Pine Ridge. No investigation.
7.30.1973 Julius Bad Heart Bull - AIM supporter killed at Oglala by
"person or persons unknown." No investigation.
7.31.1976 Sandra Wounded Foot - AIM supporter killed at Sharp's
Corners by "unknown assailants." No investigation.
8.25.1975 Randy Hunter - AIM supporter killed at Kyle by "party or
parties unknown". Investigation still "ongoing."
9.7.1974 Dennis LeCompte - AIM member killed at Pine Ridge by GOONs.
No investigation.
9.9.1975 Howard Blue Bird - AIM supporter killed at Pine Ridge by
GOONs. No investigation.
9.10.1975 Jim Little - AIM stomped to death by GOONs in Oglala.
No investigation.
9.11.1974 Jackson Washington Cutt - AIM member killed at Parmalee by
"unknown individuals." Investigation still "ongoing."
9.16.1974 Robert Reddy - AIM member killed at Kyle by gunshot.
No investigation.
9.22.1973 Melvin Spider - AIM member killed in Porcupine, South Dakota.
No investigation.
9.23.1973 Philip Black Elk - AIM supporter killed when his house
exploded. No investigation.
10.5.1973 Aloysius Long Soldier - AIM member killed at Kyle, S.D. by
GOONs. No investigation.
10.10.1973 Phillip Little Crow - AIM supporter beaten to death by
GOONs at Pine Ridge. No investigation.
10.17.1973 Pedro Bissonette - Oglala Sioux Civil Rights Organization
(OSCRO) organizer and AIM supporter assassinated by BIA
Police/GOONs. Body removed from Pine Ridge jurisdiction
prior to autopsy by government contract coroner.
No investigation.
10.26.1975 Olivia Binais - AIM supporter killed in Porcupine by
"person or persons unknown." Investigation still "open."
10.26.1975 Janice Black Bear - AIM supporter killed at Manderson
by GOONs. No investigation.
10.27.1975 Michelle Tobacco - AIM supporter killed at Pine Ridge
by "unknown persons." No investigation.
11.16.1974 Delphine Crow Dog - sister of AIM spiritual leader
Leonard Crow Dog. Beaten by BIA police and left lying
in a field. Died from "exposure." No investigation.
11.20.1974 Elaine Wagner - AIM supporter killed at Pine Ridge by
"person or persons unknown." No investigation.
11.20.1973 Allison Fast Horse - AIM supporter shot to death near
Pine Ridge by "unknown assailants." No investigation.
12.3.1974 John S. Moore - 20 year old Penobscot from Maine, AIM
supporter stabbed to death in Lincoln, Nebraska.
With stab wounds through the neck and face, and with
other cuts and brusies, death was ruled a "suicide".
Eight years later, the "suicide" ruling was changed,
but no other investigation was ever done.
12.6.1975 Carl Plenty Arrows Sr. - AIM supporter killed at Pine
Ridge by "unknown persons." No investigation.
12.6.1975 Frank La Pointe - AIM supporter killed at Pine Ridge by
GOONs. No investigation.
12.25.1975 Floyd S. Binais - AIM supporter killed at Pine Ridge
by GOONs. No investigation.
12.28.1974 Yvette Loraine Lone Hill - AIM supporter killed at Kyle
by "unknown party or parties." No investigation.
List updated on Tuesday, 21 Sept, 1999 at 10:16 PM.
© 1998 1999 Mike Wicks
Architects of the Mitigation Bill
Governor William Janklow and Senator Tom Daschle.

Serving as a member of the Sicangu Lakota 'Rosebud Sioux tribe's legal services program', Janklow practiced law on the Rosebud reservation until he was disbarred by Judge Mario Gonzalez in 1974 for "assault with intent to commit rape, and carnal knowledge of a female under 16." Some seven years earlier, on January 14, 1967, a 15 year old school girl, Jancita Eagle Deer, had reported to her school principal that she had been raped and accused her legal guardian, non-Indian lawyer William Janklow. Following examinations and investigations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs filed a report recommending Janklow's prosecution. Jancita's stepmother, Delphine Eagle Deer, was Leonard Crow Dog's sister, and Delphine vowed to prove that Janklow was guilty of raping her daughter. However, Delphine Eagle Deer was found beaten to death in a field before she had fulfilled her promise. When, as a 22 year old woman, Jancita repeated her accusations in tribal court, Janklow failed to answer his summons and federal and state authorities were less than cooperative. Other allegations were made against Janklow during this period; some tribal members alleged to have seen him attempting to shoot dogs out of a car window while driving around the reservation at high speeds in his underwear! It could be said that his star was in the ascendancy with the state of South Dakota during the same period of time. Janklow became an Assistant Prosecutor in the State's Attorney General's office and was assigned to prosecuting cases arising from the Custer court house incident in 1973. Janklow prosecuted Sarah Bad Heart Bull, mother of Wesley Bad Heart Bull, following the disorder in Custer. Sarah Bad Heart Bull was denied access to a meeting being held by members of the American Indian Movement and representatives from the state's judiciary to discuss the sentence imposed upon her son's killer, Darold 'Mad Dog' Schmidt. A non-Indian, Schmidt was charged with involuntary manslaughter for stabbing Wesley Bad Heart Bull in the heart area. At Sarah Bad Heart Bull's request, AIM were seeking a stronger sentence for her son's murder than second-degree manslaughter. Ultimately, Wesley Bad Heart Bull's killer received two months probation and, prosecuted by Janklow, Sarah Bad Heart Bull was sentenced to three to five years for assaulting a police officer during the unrest.

"The only way to deal with the Indian problem in South Dakota", Janklow once said, "is to put a gun to the AIM leaders heads and pull the trigger." Being described as an "Indian fighter", Janklow subsequently targeted Dennis Banks to live up to his campaign promise to "put all AIM members in jail or under it", and duly became elected as State's Attorney General and received President Gerald Ford's nomination to the board of the Legal Services Corporation because of his "expertise" in Indian affairs. Attorney General Janklow and his heavily armed posse were among the first to enter the property of the Jumping Bull family following the June 26, 1975 firefight that left Joe Killsright Stuntz and FBI agents Coler and Williams dead, and Leonard Peltier wrongly incarcerated with two consecutive life sentences. Janklow had flown from Pierre to Hot Springs to lead his operation and is accused by many of inflaming the situation with inaccurate and exaggerated remarks. Following what he described as the "executions" and "assassinations", Janklow took to the airwaves to proclaim that it was time to stop being "soft on the Indians just because they were a minority group." Demonstrating similar diplomatic skills, Janklow assisted in fuelling the erroneous rumor the Anna Mae Pictou Aquash had been an FBI informer prior to her murder. Janklow was elected Governor of South Dakota in 1978. In the Fall of 1998 he was re-elected for a fourth term of office. In recent years he has warned tourists visiting South Dakota to avoid Indian reservations as they are 'unsafe' and he has contravened the state's legislature by steadfastly refusing to have a mural removed from the state capital building that portrays Native people as sub-human and obstacles to Euro-pioneers and 'Christian progress'.

Superficially a political opponent of William Janklow, Senator Tom Daschle has gone on record to express admiration for his state political compatriot in recent years. On the surface an enthusiastic supporter of the Lakota people who, coincidentally, form a significant portion of the South Dakota's electorate, some began to question Senator Daschle's motivation following disclosures surrounding the 'Golden Cows' fraud in which, it is alleged, Senator Daschle was implicated. Documentation passed between Senator Daschle, US Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Lee Rawls and FBI Assistant Director John Collingwood regarding the murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, and the subsequent cover-up, also raises serious questions of commitment and veracity. Substantive allegations exist against three individuals whom, it is thought, are guilty of the abduction, rape and murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, accusations the Senator is fully aware of. Surely a Senator purporting to support Indian people would not find the FBI's COINTELPRO operations on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation - particularly between 1973 and 1976 - acceptable. And similarly, the FBI's conduct specifically related to the murder of Anna Mae Aquash, the spurious BIA pathologist's report and the subsequent mutilation of her body that the FBI described as "standard practice" to Senator Daschle. A confidant of President Clinton, Senator Daschle is presently the Senate Minority Leader.


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