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Anne Mae Pictou Aquash
Birth: Mar. 27, 1945
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Feb. 24, 1976
Pine Ridge
Shannon County
South Dakota, USA

Indian activist who was murdered on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Born on the Indian Brook Reserve near Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada; revered among many Mi'kmaq as a champion of native women's rights; she was an American Indian Movement activist who with her husband took part in 71-day American Indian Movement occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1973. Rumored to be a government informant, she fled to Denver in late 1975. AIM members then took her to Rapid City in December 1975 where they questioned her at the offices of the Wounded Knee Legal Defense Committee after which she was taken to the Rosebud Indian Reservation and finally to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where her body was found shot in the back of the head. Between 1976 and 2003 at least five federal grand juries heard evidence in the case and in March 2003 Arlo Looking Cloud and John Graham, also known as John Boy Patton, were indicted on murder charges. Looking Cloud was arrested in Denver, pleaded innocent and extradited to South Dakota where he was found guilty by a jury in February 2004 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Graham was arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia in December 2003 and released on bond while fighting extradition. In April 2004 the Aquash family exhumed her body from Oglala grave and returned it to Nova Scotia where she was reburied on her home reservation, the Indian Brook First Nation, in a funeral service on June 21, 2004. 
Little Family Cemetery
Shannon County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Aug 02, 2004
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Anne Mae <i>Pictou</i> Aquash
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- Kate Duvall
 Added: Mar. 1, 2015
In loving memory. May you rest in heavenly peace.
- Kathy N
 Added: Feb. 25, 2015
Gone too soon but not forgotten !
- Evelyn
 Added: Feb. 25, 2015
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