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Russell Means

Born: 10-Nov-1939
Birthplace: Pine Ridge, SD [1]
Died: 22-Oct-2012
Location of death: Porcupine, SD [2]
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Actor
Party Affiliation: Libertarian [3]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Indian Movement

[1] Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Oglala Sioux).

[2] Within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

[3] Variously a Libertarian, Republican, or Independent.

Father: Hank Means
Mother: Theodora (Feather) Means
Son: Scott Sinquah Means
Wife: Gloria Means
Wife: Pearl Daniel Means (m. 8-May-1999)
Son: Tatanka Means

    High School: San Leandro High School, San Leandro, CA (1958)
Merritt College
    University: Sawyer School of Business
    University: Iowa Tech
    University: Arizona State University

    Advocates for Self-Government Board of Advisors
    American Indian Movement
    General Petroleum Los Angeles, CA
    Transamerica Transamerica Title Insurance, Phoenix, AZ
    Coma two days
    Draft Deferment 4-F (1961)
    Inciting a Riot Custer, SD
    Assault on a police officer, two counts, arrested Scottsbluff, NE (Jan-1973)
    Disorderly Conduct arrested Scottsbluff, NE (Jan-1973)
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm .22 revolver, arrested Scottsbluff, NE (Jan-1973)
    Resisting Arrest arrested Scottsbluff, NE (Jan-1973)
    Murder 1975 (acquitted)
    Shot by Police BIA officer (8-Jun-1975)
    Obstruction of Justice Sioux Falls, SD
    Battery arrested Gallup, NM (29-Dec-1997)
    Shot by Police abdomen
    Shot by Police grazed his forehead
    Pardoned 2002
    Renounced US Citizenship 2007
    Sioux Ancestry Oglala/Lakota Sioux
    Risk Factors: Marijuana, Heroin, Alcoholism, Hemorrhoids

    Days and Nights (4-Jan-2014)
    Tiger Eyes (4-Apr-2012)
    Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (Jan-2011) · Himself
    Reel Injun (10-Sep-2009) · Himself
    Turok: Son of Stone (5-Feb-2008) [VOICE]
    Unearthed (9-Feb-2007) · Grandpa
    Pathfinder (11-Jan-2007)
    The Last Shot (24-Sep-2004) · Himself
    Black Cloud (30-Apr-2004)
    29 Palms (29-Jul-2002) · The Chief
    Cowboy Up (11-Jul-2001) · Joe
    Thomas and the Magic Railroad (14-Jul-2000) · Billy Twofeathers
    Black Cat Run (18-Aug-1998)
    Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (4-Aug-1998) [VOICE]
    Wind River (1998)
    Pocahontas (15-Jun-1995) [VOICE]
    Buffalo Girls (30-Apr-1995) · Sitting Bull
    Windrunner (1995)
    Wagons East! (26-Aug-1994)
    Natural Born Killers (26-Aug-1994) · Old Indian
    The Last of the Mohicans (26-Aug-1992) · Chingachgook

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Author of books:
Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means (1996, memoir)

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