Russell Means, born an Oglala/Lakota in 1939, was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the Black Hills, South Dakota and then in Vallejo, California. Means divided his time between Chinle, Navajo Nation, Arizona, and Porcupine, South Dakota. He was married five times, and was the father of seven children and three adopted children. An activist, actor, writer, painter, and singer, Means passed away in 2012 at the age of 72. His ashes were scattered in his beloved Black Hills.
An autobiography of epic scope--the riveting, controversial story of Russell Means, the most revolutionary Indian leader of the Twentieth Century.
Where White Men Fear to Tread (written with Marvin J. Wolf) tells the absorbing story of the accountant-turned-Indian activist who burst onto the national scene when he led a seventy-one-day armed takeover of Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1973.