Russell Means

Russell Means

Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people (1939-2012)
Russell Charles Means was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native Americans, libertarian political activist, actor, musician and writer.Wikipedia
BornNovember 10, 1939
HometownPorcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, U.S.
Height6'1" (1.85m)
SpousePearl Means (m 1999 - 2012)
ChildrenTatanka Means
ParentsWalter Means , Theodora Louise Feather

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Why AIM Chose Wounded Knee to Occupy 50 Years Ago

  • Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the takeover of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on February 27, 1973 by the American Indian Movement (AIM). The siege would last 71 days and would become known as the Wounded Knee II.  Some 83 years earlier, on December 29,1890, the U.S. Cavalry Regiment had massacred some 250 innocent Lakota men, women and children on the same land. The central figures of the 1973 Wounded Knee takeover are now deceased.


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