A phone call was placed from Irene Black Crow from Rapid City regarding a case of hit-and-run near Wanblee which police investigated, but found nothing.
The body of Anna Mae Aquash was found by Roger Amiotte ten miles from Wanblee in a ravine in the northeast portion of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Feb. 25, 1976
A first atopsy was conducted by a local doctor and her hands were removed from her body. Cause of death was ruled to be exposure by Dr. W.D. Brown, who found no bullet wounds.
March 3, 1976
She was buried at Holy Rosary Mission as Jane Doe.
The hands severed from Jane Doe were identified as those of Aquash by the FBI lab in Washington, D.C.
The Pictou family was notified of the identification of Anna Mae.
The FBI announced the identification of Anna Mae.
SA William B. Wood files affidavit and request for exhumation.
Attorney Ellison filed for exhumation of the body in the morning. An FBI request for exhumation followed that afternoon.
Her body was exhumed and a second autopsy was conducted. A bullet was found almost immediately.
The FBI took the rare step of denying that Anna Mae was an FBI informant in the Rapid City Journal.
March 14, 1976
Her body was honored at wake at Jumping Bull Hall, then reburied on the Wallace Little Ranch in Oglala next to the remains of Joe Stuntz, who was killed during the Jumping Bull shootout.
Grand jury convened in Pierre, S.D. into Aquash death, titled In the Matter of the Investigation into the Death of Anna Mae Aquash
New Brunswick Union of Indians in behalf of mother asks Department of External Affairs to investigate Anna Mae Aquash death.
Mountain States Regional Office of CCR issues first probe of her death, "Events Surrounding Recent Murders on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota."
Tilsen asks FBI Director Clarence Kelley for full investigation by letter.
Kelley in reply to Tilsen says FBI giving "preferred investigative attention" to case, can't comment.
Quaker Committee for Native Concerns asks Secretary of State for for External Concerns for full investigation.
May 26, 1976
FBI Director Kelley issues statement on Anna Mae Aquash case.
Tilsen letter to IITC regarding FBI handling of Aquash case.
Nov. 15, 1976
Canadian House of Commons debate, External Affairs, death of Aquash in U.S. and report on FBI investigation.
Grand jury begins new probe into Aquash death. U.S. Marshal Robert Ecoffey prompts new investigation into her death through a reopened secret grand jury.
Former FBI Director Kelley in autobiography laments still-unsolved case of her death.
Third grand jury convened to probe Anna Mae's death.
New stones are placed on the graves of Aquash and Stuntz at Wallace Little Ranch in Oglala on Aug. 19, 1996.
Jan. 23, 1997
News From Indian Country publishes timeline of last year in Aquash life, places death between Dec. 15 and 18, 1975.
April 30, 1997
Cousin Robert Branscombe discloses new probe of her death, "Anna Mae's Destiny," over America Online.
Early Years, Johanna Brand, The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash