Other instances where musicians have written songs inspired by Peltier's plight include:
"Sacrifice" from Robbie Robertson's 1998 album Contact From the Underworld of Redboy
. Robertson, who is part Native American himself, knows Peltier personally. Throughout the song there are voice recordings of Peltier speaking about his case surrounded with melody and vocals.
The video for Rage Against The Machine's 1994 protest song "Freedom
" shows footage of Peltier's case and ends with a picture of him in prison and the phrase "justice has not been done".
U2's hit song "Vertigo
" is a reworking of a tune, "Native Son" they wrote about a Native American who was against his country due to his lack of freedoms. The idea was originally inspired by Leonard Peltier.