|Birth:||November 10, 1939 |
Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
|Death:||October 22, 2012 (aged 72) |
Rapid City, South Dakota
|Occupation:||Activist, Author, Actor|
|Residence:||Pine Ridge Indian Reservation|
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Russell Means was an Oglala Lakota activist, author, actor, and politician from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), becoming its first National Director.
In 1987, Means ran for President of the United States, seeking the Libertarian Party nomination in the 1988 election. He would finish as the runner up at the 1987 National Convention, losing the nomination to Ron Paul.
1988 Presidential Campaign
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