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“Little Known Characters in America” profile of Russell Means

The Journal Times & Courier Gazette has run the following article about Russel Means. Excerpt below:

As examples of the organization’s protests, they first occupied Alcatraz Island in 1969. On Thanksgiving Day 1970, Means and other AIM activists staged their first protest in Boston when they seized the Mayflower, to protest the Puritans’ and the United States mistreatment of Native Americans.

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Russell Means Fighting Throat Cancer

From the Rapid City Journal:

Russell Means has looked death in the face before.

The former American Indian Movement leader counts nine assassination attempts on his life. He has survived danger, violence and numerous encounters with mortality — from the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation to guerilla wars in Nicaragua — in what he calls his “72 winters” of life.

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Russell Means seeks recognition for Republic of Lakotah

This weekend’s Washington Post Magazine has a 7,500-word profile of 1988 Libertarian presidential contender Russell Means, who, “along with three other Lakota Indians,” recently “severed his ties with the United States and declared himself a founding member of a new, autonomous nation — the Republic of Lakotah.… Read more ...