For this writing assignment, you will be crafting an argument for the innocence ("not guilty because of reasonable doubt" or "self-defense argument") of Leonard Peltier. So, the task will be to place yourself in the shoes of one of Leonard's defense council and then craft a rhetorically sound argument for your "client." Be sure to include aspects of ethos, logos, and pathos in your argument.
You will have to establish credibility as a writer of this defense and also establish credibility for Leonard. Elements of logos will likely come out of the documentary Incident at Oglala or other readings you do out of class. Elements of pathos could come from the documentary or perhaps even from the history of relations between Native Americans and the Fed.
This writing project follows the standard format we have been using including font, page length, and spacing. If these instructions are not followed in a concrete manner, I will not grade the writing project. Be sure to cite and create a proper Works Cited page. In this paper, I am asking that you use at least 3 sources from three different source types.
Good luck and I look forward to reading your arguments.