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  • Author:
    Russell Means
  • ISBN:
    0312136218
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312136215
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  • Publisher:
    St Martins Pr; 1st edition (October 1, 1995)
  • Pages:
    573 pages
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    Arts & Literature
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Russell Means, born an Oglala/Lakota in 1939, was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the Black Hills, and then in Vallejo, California. Now a grandfather with twenty-two grandchildren, Means divides his time between Chinle, Navajo Nation, Arizona, and Porcupine, North Dakota.

Russell Means, born an Oglala/Lakota in 1939, was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the Black Hills, and then in Vallejo, California. Marvin J. Wolf is an award-winning writer and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in Los Angeles.

Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means is the autobiography of Oglala Lakota activist Russell Means. Published in 1996 and written in collaboration with Marvin J. Wolf, the book examines his childhood, his activism for the rights of Native Americans, including his role in the famous standoff with the FBI at Wounded Knee in 1973, and his later forays into politics, film and television.

In 1995, Means published an autobiography, Where White Men Fear to Tread, written with Marvin J. Wolf. The American pop artist Andy Warhol painted 18 individual portraits of Russell Means in his 1976 American Indian Series. He recounted his own family's problems: his alcoholic father, and his own "fall into truancy, crime and drugs" before he discovered the American Indian Movement.

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Russell Means was the most controversial American Indian leader of our time. He wanted people to join his movements, and be apart of No book has angered me as much as Where White Men Fear to Tread. 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 American Indian aim of self-determination, such as storming Mount Rushmore, seizing Plymouth Rock, running for President in 1988, and-most notoriously-leadi Russell Means was the most controversial American Indian leader of our time.

Russell Means was the most controversial Native American leader of the 20th century. This visionary autobiography by one of America's most magnetic personalities will fascinate, educate, and inspire. It has been said that knowledge of Means' story is essential for any clear understanding of American Indians during the last half of the 20th century.

Russell Means is the most controversial Indian leader of our time. Where White Men Fear to Tread is the well-detailed, first-hand story of his life so far, in which he has done 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 notorious.

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Tam
I love it..My husband met Russell in 1973 at the AIM uprising in Gering Nb. (Scottsbluff County) They started on opposite sides of the fence as my husband was in law enforcement there. My husband was the officer who extradited him back to Scottsbluff Co. and during that time he listened to Russell and at the end of the day he had the utmost respect for Russell and said he was a brilliant man , and he followed Russell in the film he made and through the rest of their lives he admired Russell. My husband died on Oct. 21, 2012 and Russell died Oct.22, 2012. I loved the book..I had gotten the big hardbound one for my husband, but upon his death our lawyer was and avid Native American fan and a dear friend of ours so I gave it to him..
The Sinners from Mitar
This autobiography was published in 1995, about seventeen years before the death of Russell Means. With his co-author, Marvin J. Wolf, Means has written an overwhelming account of his life, his childhood experiences, his involvement in the American Indian Movement (AIM), his failures (particularly as a husband & father), his spiritual growth and his enduring love for his people the Lakota and for all indigenous people throughout America and around the world. His honesty regarding the many crimes he committed during his youth & as a young adult might shock most readers; he was a wild, angry kid who became an alcoholic. Extremely intelligent & eager to understand who he was meant to be, he learned to curb his anger and become a spiritual human being who could work hard to help improve the lives of his people. He was a brave activist, frequently making mistakes along the way but often succeeding to create positive results for the benefit of many. His story and the numerous accounts shared about American Indians both historically and what is happening today cannot fail to enlighten. This book should be read by everyone.
Kirimath
Truth here spoken from the most of the most controversial Indian leader ever. You will not be able to put this book down. Powerful, provocative and sad. It will help you understand todays Indians, the suffering and betrayal that they endured also how a man like Russel Means understood the struggle as he struggled himself and fought to the end. A man who has done it all, seen it all and been though it all, in agony and pain. I respect his honesty for being so transparent about his life. Highly recommended and enthralling. I do believe that the Indians will come back and live again and those who did them wrong will have to pay.
ChallengeMine
From what I had read previously, I understood Russell Means to be an alcoholic brawler and womanizer. Now I know that he was an articulate, deep thinking and spiritual human being. Yes, this change in my perception comes from reading his version of his life, but he doesn't shy away from revealing his weaknesses as well as his virtues. He is also generous in giving credit to others when it is due and fair in his evaluations of people with whom he had significantly different outlooks. I would like to have known him.
BlackBerry
Fascinating look at the AIM movement from the inside. Well written and honest story of Mr. Means' life with no sugar-coating his faults and mistakes. In my opinion, this book should be required reading in school to teach our young people the way our government still treats the First Americans.
Geny
A very interesting story. This man held nothing back as he fought for the rights of his people. He acknowledged that he was not a very good husband and father. He felt as though it was his calling to do what he did for his people. Most people would have been killed after what Russell has been through. The great mystery as he calls it was definitely looking out for him.
Fonceiah
This is probably one of the most honest autobiographies I have read. Russell Means had a very interesting life and he explains it, warts and all, in this book. He details the racism that is rampent between the white man and the Indian, how he came to be one of the leaders of AIM, his love of dancing and ceremony. He loves the culture of his people and is encouraged that his actions have sparked a resurgence of tradition. He works hard for the poor and underprivilidged and is involved in outrageous acts of civil unrest reaping both praise and hatred. He is shot several times, married several times, arrested many times, nothing seems to be left out of this book. You come to hate his lifestyle but marvel that one man would make so many sacrifices for his cause. Russell Means is truly a modern Indian warrier and you come away with the impression that had he been born 200 years ago he would have been a great war leader. It's hard to read some of the things he got involved with but you won't put this book down.
The only way to learn the true history of this Country is to start with its roots. For America, this means learning the actual (and continuing) treatment of the First Nations People by the "white invaders." Reading the actual experiences written by American Indian authors is the only way; the rest is propaganda fed to us as schoolchildren and reinforced by Hollywood. Want to know why our Country is in the shape it's in today? Follow the beginning threads which began in 1492 and hang on up to the present. The Europeans brought their culture with them which included ownership of land rather than a sense of the sanctity of place. It changed everything, and continues to, both domestically and absolutely with foreign policies. It's all about the money and started with ol' Chris! What a legacy! This IS an autobiography so these comments include all the other books written by Native Americans; it's difficult to exclude the background, tho' the way our history is traditionally portrayed, it is clear that the truth has never been told.