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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:54 PM

Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor

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Source: Los Angeles Times

Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in films and television in the 1990s, has died. He was 72.

Means died Monday at his home in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Reservation, said Glenn Morris, his legal representative.

Diagnosed with esophageal cancer in July 2011 and told that it had spread too far for surgery, Means refused to undergo heavy doses of radiation and chemotherapy. Instead, he reportedly battled the disease with traditional native remedies and received treatments at an alternative cancer center in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-russell-means-20121023,0,6323784.story

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Reply Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor (Original post)
eridani Oct 2012 OP
Panasonic Oct 2012 #1
eridani Oct 2012 #3
RC Oct 2012 #2
NBachers Oct 2012 #4
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Response to eridani (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:59 PM

1. Dupe

 

I checked after seeing the same news...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014275264

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:18 PM

3. Sorry--Advanced Search is temporarily dead n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:12 PM

2. At least he died at home.

 

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:20 PM

4. Oh, man - I read the article and saw the pictures

This affects me more than I'd expect it to.

All the best to you, Russell Means

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:49 PM

5. Great Spirit, Maker of All Life.

A warrior goes to you swift and straight as an arrow shot into the sun. Welcome him and let him take his place at the council fire of my people. He is Uncas, my son. Tell them to be patient and ask death for speed; for they are all there but one I, Chingachgook Last of the Mohicans.
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Russell Means read those lines in the 1992 production of Last of the Mohicans. He nailed it. Half of my brothers have died and it has such meaning to me. None of us have children.

Russell was an activist and a righteous man. A role model.

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