Monday, October 22, 2012

Russell Means Dies At 72

Russell Means, the American Indian activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee and who later became a Hollywood actor, has passed away at 72.

Means died Monday at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Oglala Sioux Tribe spokeswoman Donna Salomon revealed. The firebrand former leader of the American Indian Movement and one-time Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. president had been battling advanced esophageal cancer.

It has to be mentioned that Means’ acting career started in 1992 when he played Chingachgook alongside Daniel Day-Lewis' Hawkeye in "The Last of the Mohicans." He also made an appearance in the 1994 film "Natural Born Killers," voiced Chief Powhatan in the 1995 animated film "Pocahontas" and guest-starred in 2004 on the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Means kept busy with his Hollywood career even as he battled the cancer that eventually took his life.

R.I.P Russell Means

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  1. Now we have the “Last Real Indians” to follow up with the destruction of destroyers, a ripple of upcoming wanders who mimic those who never were warriors.

    Many people have and will continue to support murderers of innocents, that is their choice to carry the blood of innocents on their hands by doing so, not me, i don’t care where they are, in another world or whatever, I hold no respect or regard for the likes of Means.

    Truths maintain their value when one is dead or alive, Means and Vern will wander with the blood of innocents on his hands, and those who support them wear that blood the same, these are basic laws of morals and ethics , and death does not wash that away.

    History nor the media can wash away what Means, Banks, Vern, Clyde, Crow Dog, / AIM has done, the murders of innocents such as Perry Ray Robinson Jr., Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, the women murdered at the AIM wounded knee occupation as reported by spiritual leader Matthew King to the FBI, nor the numerous other innocents murdered over the years, nor the rapes, beatings and abuse children have had to endure over the years because of their actions and bastardized teachings and hijacking of spirituality.


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