RIP Russell Means


Although it’s not too likely that he will.  Most likely stirring things up in the afterlife as we speak.  He was a controversial figure most of his life and did a huge amount to bring attention to the horrendous treatment of indigenous peoples by our government (past and present).  Read more about him at the NYT.

Condolences to his family.  He fought a long, hard battle with cancer and I know what a toll that takes on everyone.  His niece is a friend of mine and of my kids.  She plans to continue his legacy and we support her all the way.

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I will never forget the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation stand-off with the FBI and how it reminded everybody of both the genocide of Native Americans but also the disaster with General George Custer.

Reading “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” was a real eye-opener when I was a teenager; I’ve never forgotten the difference between the truth of how Native Americans were treated, and how whitewashed it was in the press and popular media.

SOAS, we have pretty ample evidence right here in Colorado of the outrageous treatment of native Americans with the Sand Creek Massacre being the cherry on the top.

Celebrating Columbus Day is just icing on the side.

And it has only been relatively recently that the Sand reek Massacre was even discussed for what it actually was: wholesale murder of mostly women and children.  I still see plenty of museum exhibits scattered around the west that call Chivington a hero and never mention his leadership in this horrific event, something he was proud of until the day he died.

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