Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means

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St. Martin's Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 573 pages
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An autobiography of epic scope--the riveting life story of Russell Means, the most revolutionary Indian leader of our century, who burst onto the national scene when he led a 71-day armed takeover of Wounded Knee in 1973. Means brilliantly recounts the tragic quest of Indians to maintain cultural identity in the face of unremitting white assimilation. Photos.

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User Review  - fulner - LibraryThing

Means could have used a better copy editor. Though from the stories he told, he's one stubborn SOB, the publisher probably tried to real him in and this is the best they got. I tried reading the dead ... Read full review

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User Review  - arning - LibraryThing

You read "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee" and think how could my country treat a people so badly. Then you read this book about my generation and realize it still going on. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Russell Means, an Oglala Lakotah, was descended from Feather Necklace, one of the signers of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. Russell was the first National Director of the American Indian Movement. He spent his life working for the people as an activist, actor, writer, artist and musician. He starred in "Last Of The Mohicans" and wrote a best-selling autobiography, "Where White Men Fear To Tread." Bayard Johnson is the author of the novel "Damned Right," published by the Fiction Collective. He has written several movies and is frontman for the band "Mother Nature's Army." Bayard and Russell were co-writers for 20 years. Among their collaborations are the screenplay "Wounded Knee 1973" and the 1996 album, "The Radical.

Nguyen Cao Ky lives in southern California.
Marvin J. Wolf is the author or coauthor of nine nonfiction books, including "Where White Men Fear to Tread, "the national bestselling memoir in collaboration with Native American activist Russell Means. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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