Death of Amelia Trice

July 29, 2011
Bonners Ferry, Idaho | Age 75

Leader of 1970s nonviolent Indian war dies at 75
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The Associated Press

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (AP) — Amelia Trice, the leader of an American Indian tribe that declared a nonviolent war against the U.S. government in the 1970s, has died at the age of 75.

The Spokesman-Review reported that Trice was leader of the Kootenai (KOOT'-nee) tribe in northern Idaho when the tribe declared a nonviolent war against the U.S. in 1974 to win a reservation from the government. On Sept. 20, 1974, tribal members set up informational pickets and asked...

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