The Unquiet Grave – pages 349 and 350
“Camp first spoke publicly about Robinson in 1999, during a
week of meetings and rallies in Washington,D.C., in support
of Leonard Peltier’s petition for clemency. One of Robinson’s
daughters, Tamara Kamara, attended the events and at one point
made a tearful plea for information about her father. When she
was done, Camp walked up to her and said “I broke bread with your
father.” He confirmed that Robinson had been inside Wounded Knee – a fact most AIMers were still denying – but said he had seen Robinson walk out of the village.
If Robinson was dead, he told her, it must have the goons or the feds who got him. Tamara called her mother in Detroit and told her about the conversation, and Cheryl took the next plane top Washington.
She approached Camp the next day with a photograph of Ray.
“I said, Carter, look at this picture and see if you remember my
husband”. And I positioned myself so I could see the look on his
face when I showed him that eight by ten. So I uncovered it, and he
looked at it, and he looked at it, and he looked at it. I swear to
Gos, it was excruciating how long he looked. I didn’t say a word,
didn’t interrupt -just let him commune. He finally turns to me with
a pained look on his face, and he says, ” No, I don’t remember him.”
And he had just told my daughter at this very emotional thing yesterday that he had broke bread with Ray and it was “a hole in my heart” and all that. Ain’t that a kick?”