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Russell Means, left, and Dennis Banks, speak to reporters during the 1973 American Indian Movement standoff at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Pinner says: "Russell Means, who was best known for his movie roles and his unrelenting and oftentimes controversial protests in favor of Native Americans, died at his ranch in Porcupine, S.

A U.S. flag flies upside down March 3, 1973 outside a church occupied by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), background, on the site of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, S.D.. AIM's occupation of Wounded Knee triggered a violent standoff with federal authorities. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Rapid City Journal

Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins On February about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous occupation of Wounded Knee.

He had wealth tho. He was the owner of hundreds of patents that he invested in. He may not have been rich, but man was he successful!

The way this world works…

Wounded Knee

On February some 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous occupation of Wounded Knee

Russell Means mugshot, Wounded Knee

"I’m Oglala Lakota and my forced, colonial name is Russell Means." - Russell Means mugshot, Wounded Knee 73

Hehaka Sapa (aka Black Elk, aka Nicholas Black Elk) - Oglala - circa 1932

Nicholas Black Elk [Hehaka Sapa] (c. December 1863 – 17 August or 19 August was a famous Wichasha Wakan (Medicine Man or Holy Man) and Heyoka of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). He participated at about the age of twelve in the Battle of Little Big H

Wounded Knee Monument, Pine Ridge Reservation.

American Roadtrip. (South Dakota and Nebraska)

Wounded Knee Monument, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota It breaks my heart and honor the people who were executed by white pony soldiers

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