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    Russell Means, Who Revived Warrior Image of American Indian, Dies at 72

    Love him or hate him, he stood up for Indians. Rest now, Russell, your battles are over and you have walked over to a better place than this. Pilamaya for all your efforts.




    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/us...pagewanted=all


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    My past is dying. George McGovern yesterday, Russell Means today, both in South Dakota.

    Against the odds they fought the good fight - which is always against the odds.

    Requiescat in pace. It was a pleasure to live in the same land as you.

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    Wow, what a shocker, I'd had no idea he had cancer. I didn't agree with his libertarian politics, but he had my wholehearted admiration as an activist.

    Peace, Mr Means.
    ďPeace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

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    Russell suffered from esophageal cancer but didn't undergo modern medicine treatments; it recently spread to his lymph nodes and his lungs.

    The assault and subsequent death of Raymond Yellow Thunder played a role in AIM coming to Pine Ridge. Russell stood up for justice for Raymond; I respect him for that.

    Raymond Yellow Thunder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    My past is dying. George McGovern yesterday, Russell Means today, both in South Dakota.

    Against the odds they fought the good fight - which is always against the odds.

    Requiescat in pace. It was a pleasure to live in the same land as you.
    No matter your feeling on him, his death is devastating to many.

    "It's losing a generation. It's losing a storyteller, a secret keeper. He was all of those things. He was a change agent," Castle said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacie Estes View Post

    "It's losing a generation. It's losing a storyteller, a secret keeper. He was all of those things. He was a change agent," Castle said.
    That's exactly it. That is wonderfully well-said.

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    The ashes of Russell Means were scattered in a private ceremony in western South Dakota’s Black Hills, a day after the former American Indian Movement activist was remembered in a ceremony on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


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    That would be a legacy.

    Kevin Woster article about Russell:

    A Lakota friend used to chastise me when Iíd write about Means. My friend made the point that while Means was often portrayed as the voice of Native Americans, there were many others who could be legitimate voices for the people but who werenít sought out by the reporters. There were elected tribal leaders, appointed and hired tribal officials, volunteers, all working quietly through the system for some of the same ends that Means sought. Reporters like me, my friend would say, overlooked the men and women who didnít seek the spotlight ó and whom the spotlight didnít seek ó but who busted their chops doing good things in a youth center or economic development office or housing program or dialysis clinic or school classroom.

    My friend was right. Those people exist. They have for decades. Perhaps Meansí loud voice helps us see those other important people and encourages us to listen to their voices. That would be a legacy.


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