Russell Means, seen in this 1995 file photo, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in films and television in the 1990s, has died, October 22, 2012. He was 72. (Kirk McCoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Russell Means, seen in this 1995 file photo, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in films and television in the 1990s, has died, October 22, 2012. He was 72. (Kirk McCoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT) MCT
Russell Means, seen in this 1995 file photo, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in films and television in the 1990s, has died, October 22, 2012. He was 72. (Kirk McCoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT) MCT

Native American activist led '73 uprising

October 23, 2012 12:00 AM

UPDATED October 23, 2012 01:39 AM

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