Russell Means, Founder of Cleveland A.I.M., Will Be Missed

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Russell Means
Russell Means, founder of Cleveland AIM

Russell Means a friend, patriot, activist, educator, author, actor, model, father and most famous "baddest" Indian in this century. Russ, a friend since 1969, went to the spirit world at 4 a.m. Monday morning, 22 October 2012.
-Robert Roche

Thousands mourned the passing Monday of Russell Means, the Oglala Sioux who the New York Times called “arguably the nation’s best-known Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse."

Link to article from The Buffalo Post: Activist, actor Russell Means dead at 72.


John Winthrop, a founder of the Massachusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death [among Natives] to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, "But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.
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