FROM THE ARCHIVE
Anna Mae Aquash murder investigated again
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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2003

A federal grand jury in South Dakota heard testimony earlier this month in the unsolved murder of Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash, an American Indian Movement activist who died on the Pine Ridge Reservation nearly 30 years ago.

The Associated Press reported that Troy Lynn Yellow Wood testified on January 14 in the secret proceeding. Aquash was hiding out in Yellow Wood's home in Denver, Colorado, before being taken from there in late 1975. Aquash was found dead on the reservation in February 1976.

The cause of death was initially ruled exposure to the cold but it was later determined that Aquash was shot in the head.

Aquash was Mi'kmaq from Canada. She was instrumental in opening the Boston Indian Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Grand jury examines AIM case (AP 1/25)

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Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash Info - http://www.dickshovel.com/annalay.html