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"Second Honoring: The Life of Russell Means" Celebration on 40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee Occupation


On Wednesday, February 27, the family of Russell Means will hold a celebration on Pine Ridge to honor the life of Oglala activitst Russell Means. The date coincides with the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by the American Indian Movement, led by Means.



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JamesSimon writes:

Means was more of a bully than a hero, intimidating and assaulting his way to fame and fortune. He faced serious allegations of rape (Looking Back Woman) and murder (Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, Leo Wilcox, Martin Mountileaux, Jamie Bordenkircher) but always skated. He went to his grave a troubled man, taking his dark secrets with him, such as where Ray Robinson was buried. With help from Sen James Abourezk, Means fooled many into believing he was the victim who just happened to be near the bodies.


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