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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Russell Means was likely the most controversial Indian leader of our time. Where White Men Fear to Tread is the well-detailed, first-hand story of his life, in which he did everything possible to dramatize and justify the Native American aim of self-determination, such as storming Mount Rushmore, seizing Plymouth Rock, running for President in 1988, and -- most notoriously -- leading a 71-day takeover of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973.

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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

WHERE WHITE MEN FEAR TO TREAD: The Autobiography of Russell Means

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An overlong but often riveting account of the life of perhaps the most compelling American Indian of this century. Means has never been far from controversy, and in this autobiography, written with ... 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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