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  • Russell Means, a leader of the American Indian Movement organization, testifies before a special Senate investigative committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in 1989. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander)

    Russell Means, Indian activist and actor, dies at 72

    Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading American Indians in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a sovereign Indian nation within U.S. borders, the activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee reveled in the spotlight.

  • Russell Means, Indian activist, actor, dies at 72

    Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading Native Americans in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a sovereign American Indian nation within U.S. borders, the activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee reveled in the spotlight.

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