Native American activist, libertarian and occasional actor Russell Means has passed away of esophageal cancer. He was 72.
The South Dakota born Means first came to prominence as a spokesperson for the radical American Indian Movement (AIM) which was known for direct action by occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Mount Rushmore and, most notably, Wounded Knee.
However, by the late 1970s, Means had differences with other AIM leaders with his embrace of libertarianism. In 1987, Means sought the Libertarian Party’s nomination for the 1988 presidential election. Means finished a distant second to Ron Paul. Earlier this year, Means endorsed Paul’s bid for the White House.
From time to time, Means got acting work in movies such as Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers as well as a guest appearance on Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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