Russell Means died Monday, October 22nd, 2012, at the age of 72. In this program, Means speaks about his experiences at Wounded Knee forty years after the attack in South Dakota and highlights the history of Native Americans in the U.S., specifically his personal struggles with the American government. In February of 1973, Oglala Lakota Indians and members of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. For the next few months hostilities ensued, resulting in both Native American and U.S. officials’ deaths. Russell Means was indicted on charges related to the event but was never convicted. Means was also a film and television actor and has published an autobiography titled, “Where White Men Fear to Tread.” This program was hosted by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College.
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