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Indian activist Means says he has cancer

Published 08/19/2011, The Jamestown Sun

PORCUPINE, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who led the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, says he has inoperable throat cancer. The 71-year-old said doctors told him the cancer was too advanced for surgery, the Rapid City Journal reported Means, who is also an actor known for his role in “The Last of the Mohicans,” said he would not have chosen surgery anyway because it would have meant the removal of his tongue and his ability to speak.

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