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Dick Bancroft, 1927-2018, photographed the American Indian Movement


“He will speak at funerals when no one else dares and he’ll visit you in prison even if he agrees with why you are there,” explorer Ann Bancroft said of her dad, Dick, back in 2012 when I was searching for nominations for the NewsCut series, “You Should Meet.”

If you’ve had your consciousness raised at all about the treatment of Native Americans in American society, there’s a pretty fair chance Dick Bancroft, of Sunfish Lake, had something to do with it.


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