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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Remembering Russell Means

Russell Means : b. 10th Nov 1939 in Pine Ridge South Dakota, d 22nd October 2012.

It was announced yesterday that Russell Means has died. He was a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe and  a member of the American Indian Movement for many years. He spent most of his working life fighting for Indian rights.

In 1990 he turned to acting, in particular he played Chingachgook in the 1992 film The Last of the Mohicans, directed by Michael Mann and starred with Daniel Day Lewis and Madelaine Stowe. Russell's performance impressed me and continues to impress whenever I watch the film.

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