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John Boncore, Mohawk activist, passes in Canada at age 61

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John Boncore, a Mohawk activist who once tried to arrest former president George W. Bush, died on March 13. He was 61.

Boncore was found near his home on the Adams Lake Indian Reserve in British Columbia. Authorities said his death appears to have been an accident.

Boncore, whose Mohawk name was Dacajeweiah, made headlines in 2009 when he tried to arrest Bush for war crimes during a visit to Alberta. He was found guilty of obstructing a peace officer but didn't serve any time.

Under the name John B. Hill, Boncore was a prisoner in New York during the infamous Attica riot in 1971. He was convicted of murdering a corrections officer but was granted clemency in 1976.

Get the Story:
Only inmate convicted of murder after Attica prison riot dies in Canada; was pardoned in ‘76 (AP 5/6)
Attica riot figure dies in apparent accident in Canada (The Buffalo News 5/6)


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