Russell Means

Russell Means: 5 Little-Known Facts About a Native American Activist

Posted on 10/23/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyThe 1970s was a turbulent time of confrontation and conflict, and Russell Means  perfectly fit that zeitgeist. To Native Americans who had endured centuries of oppression, the handsome, charismatic Oglala Sioux with the waist-length braids of black hair was a mash-up of Malcolm X, Abbie Hoffman and Saul Alinsky — a once-wayward soul who found a new purpose as a militant activist and who mixed physical confrontation with political theater. As a leader of the American Indian movement, Means had …