Tuesday, December 8, 2015

RIP John Trudell

American Indian activist, poet and occasional actor John Trudell has died at 69. Born on Febraury 15, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska Trudell spoke for American Indian protesters during the 1969 Alcatraz Island occupation and later headed the American Indian Movement. During the 19-month takeover, Trudell was a spokesman and ran a radio broadcast called Radio Free Alcatraz. He appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Powwow Highway” (1988) as Louie Short Hair and TV’s ‘DreamKeeper’ (2003) as Coyote.

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