Russell Means

Russell  Means

Russell Means (1939-2012) was a well-known political activist in the United States, Central and South America, and globally through the United Nations for the rights of American Indian people. He was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the Black Hills and then in Vallejo, California, as an Oglala/Lakota. He also starred in a number of television shows and series, as well as in the film The Last of the Mohicans, alongside Daniel Day Lewis. Means split his time between Chinle, Navajo Nation, Arizona, and Porcupine, North Dakota, near the end of his life, among an extended family of seven children, thirty-three grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren.