Russel Means, a Native American, born November 10 1939, and part of the Oglala tribe, he was a leader of A.I.M (American Indian Movement). He drew attention to the mistreatment of the native Americans and wanted to help them
Russel wanted equality and was fighting for and standing for their “goal of establishing sovereignty for indigindgious American tribes.” In Minnesota
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His goals were to help Indians in urban ghettos. Later he encompassed the entire spectrum of Indian demands -economic independence
The wounded knee siege took place place in wounded knee, in February 27 1973. The wounded knee siege of 1973 happened because 200 A.I.M. Members came to wounded knee and reclaimed it by foce and declared it the “Indendant Oglala sioux nation.” The stayed until the us government would change for tribal leaders and native Americans.
The A.I.M. members surrendered the land, resulting in a promise of negotiations on Indian grievances 2 Indians were killed and one federal marshal was seriously injured, because of this in the future they would be able to keep the land for not doing anything prohibited or against the law.
In the future everything worked out and they would finally be treated as equal would be given the same rights as any other citizen of America, and it is accepted throughout everyday.