Tammy S.: I remember him very well. I remember when he died a few years ago. It was sad for me. It reminded me of my grandmother (your great-grandmother [in-law]). She was a big fan of his. I think she met him one time. I was kinda young. Hard to remember all the stories.
He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.
Means was active in international issues of indigenous peoples, including working with groups in Central and South America, and with the United Nations for recognition of their rights. He was active in politics at his native Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and at the state and national level.