Native American Activist Russell Means Dies

 

Russell Means, a leader within the American Indian Movement who spearheaded a 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota that spanned more than two months, died Monday morning from throat cancer, a representative from the Oglala Sioux Nation said. He was 72.

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