Russell Means 1939-2012

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Russell Means 1939-2012

Post by Howard64 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:37 am

Russell Means, American Indian Warrior and activist, has passed away. For
many of the natives of this country this is a sad loss. Mr Means has long fought
for the rights of the American Indian in this country.

He was one of the founding fathers of AIM (American Indian Movement) and
was present at the 1972 occurrence at Wounded Knee. He stood for solidarity
not only for Native rights but of ALL mankind as well.

He will be sorely missed...

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Re: Russell Means 1939-2012

Post by devilbustedinct » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:39 pm

I knew he looked familiar...he's acted in many movies. I recognized him for Natural Born Killers. Strange role for someone like him unless he and Stone shared some views which wouldn't surprise me. I didn't realize how much he had done. It's always a shame when someone passes away who has stood up for what they believed was right and just and gave thousands a strong voice. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Russell Means 1939-2012

Post by Howard64 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:01 pm

He was such an advocate of American Indian rights and freedoms,
but beyond that he was even moreso for HUMAN rights. He was very
much a motivational source for my understanding of our system of
government. In fact his views actually got me to see the govt. for
what it truly is.

I really wanted to meet this man, share a cup of coffee with him, I guess
I will have to wait until the afterlife now:)

He is with Tunkasila now and and riding the cosmos like the warrior he is!!
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Re: Russell Means 1939-2012

Post by Brendan72 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:31 pm

A sad loss indeed! Hopefully he will encourage and inspire current and future generations to carry on the struggle!

Howard, I have posted news of his death on my FB page, and shared it with you!
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Re: Russell Means 1939-2012

Post by AKA JH70 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:19 am

I've seen him before. I don't remember where or what movies but I've definitely have seen him. Howard, please accept my condolences.

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Re: Russell Means 1939-2012

Post by Howard64 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:35 am

Mr Means played parts in several movies; one of the most
memorable was Last of the Mohicans. It is sad that he is gone
but there are many others like him ready to carry on his work:)
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Re: Russell Means 1939-2012

Post by AKA JH70 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:59 am

Howard64 wrote:Mr Means played parts in several movies; one of the most
memorable was Last of the Mohicans.

Maybe that's where I've seen him before.

The only other Native American I'm familiar with is Chief Dan George. I've seen him in a few movies, but my favorite is the Clint Eastwood film, "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

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