Lakota Woman, Mary Ellen Brave Bird-Richard, known to millions simply as "Lakota Woman,' walked on last Thur, Feb 14, 2013 in Crystal Lake, Nev of natural causes. She was 58, 1954-2013. She was laid to rest at Clear Water Cemetery at Grass Mountain on Rosebud Indian Reservation. She became an American Indian activist, writer, lecturer who inspired many during her lifetime.
Russell Means, and Clyde Bellecourt, of AIM (American Indian Movement), after being arraigned in Federal Court for AIM's occupation of Wounded Knee. April 16, 1973. CSU Archive/Courtesy Everett Collection
James Cook, [Dennis Banks, Russell Means, and Clyde Bellecourt during the Siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota], March 1973 (2010.35.2) Russell Means–political activist, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), and actor–has died. Born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Means is pictured above with other AIM leaders during the 71-day standoff with the FBI at Wounded Knee in 1973.
40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee 1973 (Feb 27 - May 5). The Wounded Knee incident in 1973 saw 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) seize and occupy the town of Wounded Knee. The activists chose the site of the 1890 massacre for its symbolic value. The Wounded Knee Massacre was on Dec 29 1890, the last battle of the American Indian Wars - between 150 and 300 men, women and children of the Lakota Sioux were killed that day (or died from their wounds soon…