FHSU history professor is chosen to write chapter about Russell Means, American Indian activist

HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Dr. Raymond Wilson, professor of history, was chosen to write a chapter titled "Russell Means, Lakota" in The New Warriors: Native Americans Leaders Since 1900, recently published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Wilson was chosen by the editor, R. David Edmunds, because he is known nationwide for his scholarship and his publications on Indian history.

"Russel Means, Lakota" is a biography of Means, a member of the Lakota tribe and leader of the American Indian movement. He protested in the 1960s and '70s against the mistreatment of Indians.

Means has also been to Hollywood, playing a lead role as Chingachgook in Last of the Mohicans. He was also the voice of Pocahontas' father in Disney's Pocahontas.

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