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    Rus·sell, Bill
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    • 1. (born 1934), US basketball player and coach; full name William Felton Russell. A center, he played for the Boston Celtics 1956–69 and also coached them from 1966, becoming the first African American head coach in the NBA. He coached the Seattle Supersonics 1973–77 and the Sacramento Kings 1987–88. Basketball Hall of Fame (1974).
  2. Russell Means - Wikipedia

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    Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native Americans, libertarian political activist, actor, writer and musician. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968 and helped organize notable events that attracted ...

    • Activist, politician, actor, writer, musician
    • 10 (three adopted), including Tatanka Means
    • 1968–2012 (politics), 1992–2012 (acting)
    • Libertarian
  3. Russell Means - IMDb

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    Russell Means was born an Oglala/Lakota Sioux Indian. He was the first national director of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in which role he became prominent during the 1973 standoff with the U.S. government at Wounded Knee. In 1987, he joined the U.S. Libertarian Party and announced his candidacy for the party's presidential nomination.

  4. Russell Means - Biography - IMDb

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    Russell Means was born an Oglala/Lakota Sioux Indian. He was the first national director of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in which role he became prominent during the 1973 standoff with the U.S. government at Wounded Knee. In 1987, he joined the U.S. Libertarian Party and announced his candidacy for the party's presidential nomination.

    • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
  5. Russell Means | Encyclopedia.com

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    May 29, 2018 · Russell Means, an Oglala Sioux, is one of the most lionized and controversial American Indians of the twentieth century. Means rose to national prominence as an American Indian Movement (AIM) spokesperson and negotiator during the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.

  6. Russell Means Obituary | Russell Means Funeral | Legacy.com

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    Oct 22, 2012 · SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading Native Americans in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a...

  7. Russell Means Books | List of books by author Russell Means

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    Russell Means. $ 22.57. If You've Forgotten The Names Of The Clouds, You've Lost Your Way: An Introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy. Russell Means. $ 19.64. Defending Mother Earth: Native American Perspectives on Environmental Justice. Russell Means. $ 25.77.

  8. Russell Means (Read by of Two Old Women) - Goodreads

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    Oct 22, 2012 · Russell Means (Lakota: Oyate Wacinyapin; is one of contemporary America's best-known and prolific activists for the rights of American Indians. Means has also pursued careers in politics, acting, and music. In 1968, Means joined the American Indian Movement and quickly became one of its most prominent leaders.

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    • October 22, 2012
    • November 10, 1939
  9. Amazon.com: Russell Means: Books

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    Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means by Means, Russell St Martin's Griffin edition (1996) Jan 1, 1996. 4.5 out of 5 stars. 17.

  10. Russell Means Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

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    • Early Life
    • Education
    • Joining The Aim
    • Joining Local Politics
    • Acting and Writing Career
    • Death

    Russell Charles Means was born on the 10th of November 1939 in Porcupine, South Dakotaon the ridge of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Also, Russell was born to his father Theodora Louise Feather and Walter Hank Means. Russell had five other siblings, two boys, and three girls. During his younger days, his mother gave him the name Wanbi Ohitika to mean the brave one. Due to the poverty level in the reservation, Russell's father took up a job a shipyard in San Francisco Bay. So, they had to move there to be close to their father. So, he grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. In the year 1967, Russell’s father passed on. By then he was only 20 years of age. So, he went back to live in the Indian reservations looking for odd jobs. Sometime later he contracted vertigo. Also, the Reservation doctors were not fast enough to administer proper treatment or diagnosis. Later in life, he would be found with an ear infection that almost cost him his ear. Russell then took up a job with the Of...

    In his younger days, Russell went to school in the San Francisco Bay area. Later he was able to join the San Leandro High School in San Leandro in California. In his life, Russell went to four colleges. However, he did not manage to graduate from even one of them. At one point in life, he fell into the life of truancy. So, he abused drugs and alcohol just like the father who used to be harsh.

    The year 1968 saw Russell joining the American Indian Movement. Just within a few years, Russell was already an essential member of the group. Also, in the year 1970, Russell got the promotion from the group as its national director. During Russell's tenure, he made sure there was an increase in the number of activism and protests. Some of the significant rallies in his life were the first one in Boston in 1970. This was only a few months after attaining the leadership of the AIM. Russellaimed to make sure that the other people were made aware of the mistreatment of the native people. So, later he went on to lead more protest of the same caliber to ensure he got equal rights for his people.

    After serving at the helm of AIM for almost four years, Russell resigned from the job. However, he chose to run for the presidency of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He lost to the incumbent President of the tribe Richard Wilson. However, there was a clear sign of malpractice in the electoral process. Some of the natives claimed that Wilson had his goons intimidating residents. However, after a fierce court battle, a federal court upheld the result of Richard Wilson. So, Russell made his peace and turned to the international community for help towards the proper welfare of his people.

    Russell was also an actor and a writer in his lifetime. As an actor, he debuted in several films plus television movies. Amongst some of the work he did as an actor isThe last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder (1996), Natural Born Killers(1994) Windrunner(1994) and Buffalo Girls) among many others. The best of his movies was as the voice of Chief Powhatan in the Disney movie Pocahontas. Furthermore, he had time to write his autobiography by the name Where White Men Fear to Tread. In his book, he shows how the family had a lot of hardship growing up with a harsh father. Russell's autobiography drew the attention of Patricia who wrote another book based on it: It’s American Story- wart, wounds and all.

    Russell Charles Means got a diagnosis from his doctor that he had esophageal cancer. Moreover, they were unable to operate on it. So, Russell went ahead to reject mainstream medicine to use the traditional ones. He survived for some time, but his illness finally caught up with him. So, on October, 23rd 2012 he passed away. He was only one month shy of his 73rd birthday when he died. Russell’s family said upon his death that, “Our dad and husband now walks among our ancestors.”

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