Death of Russell Means

November 10, 1939 - October 22, 2012
Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Age 72

Indian activist, actor, dies at 72
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DIRK LAMMERS, The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian warrior. He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen land and even took up arms against the federal government.

A onetime leader of the American Indian Movement, he called national attention to the plight of impoverished tribes and often lamented the waning of Indian culture. After leaving the movement in the 1980s, the handsome,...

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