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Where White Men Fear to Tread

Where White Men Fear to Tread

The Autobiography of Russell Means

Russell Means with Marvin J. Wolf

St. Martin's Griffin


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 notoriously--leading a 71-day takeover of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973. This visionary autobiography by one of our most magnetic personalities will fascinate, educate, and inspire. As Dee Brown has written, "A reading of Means's story is essential for any clear understanding of American Indians during the last half of the twentieth century."

Praise for Where White Men Fear to Tread

“It's impossible to stop reading [Mean's] gripping autobiography . . . Few readers will leave the book without feeling profoundly altered by the authenticity of Mean's story. It's American history--warts, wounds, and all.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“Mean's tale gives one a visceral understanding of today's Indians, their ancestors, and the many betrayals they have suffered.” —Chicago Tribune

“Not since war chiefs such as Geronimo or Crazy Horse has an Indian leader so polarized the American public as Russell Means.” —Dallas Morning News

“One of the biggest, baddest, meanest, angriest, most famous American Indian activists of the late twentieth century.” —The Washington Post

Reviews from Goodreads

Russell Means with Marvin J. Wolf

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.

Marvin J. Wolf is an award-winning writer and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in Los Angeles.

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