Russell Means

Russell Means, an Oglala Lakota and a prominent voice in the struggle for indigenous rights, was the first national director of the American Indian Movement. Under his leadership, and through actions from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee, the organization and the plight of Native Americans received national and international attention. He acted in a number of movies including The Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers. He is the author of Where White Men Fear to Tread and with Bayard Johnson, If You’ve Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way. He passed away in South Dakota on October 22, 2012.