JUNE 1975 -- Two FBI agents killed in shootout involving Leonard Peltier at Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
JUNE 1976 -- Peltier ordered extradited to U.S. after losing appeal for political asylum in Canada.
JUNE 1977 -- Peltier sentenced to two life sentences for murders of agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams after jury deliberates six hours.
DECEMBER 1982 -- Peltier loses first of 10 appeals.
1993 -- Peltier applies for clemency.
1999 -- Amnesty International declares Peltier a political prisoner; justice minister Anne McClellan rejects calls to ask U.S. for a retrial.
JUNE 2000 -- Parole board decides not to grant Peltier a hearing until 2008.
NOVEMBER 2000 -- President Bill Clinton promises to review Peltier's file personally and make a decision.