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John Trudell

John Trudell was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to a Santee Sioux father and Mexican Indian mother. After a stint in the Navy (and Vietnam) from 1963 to 1969, he became involved with the American Indian Movement, becoming National Chairman in 1973. He held that position until 1979; it was then that his wife Tina, mother-in-law, and three children ages ... See full bio »
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 2012 Dark Blood
Indian #2
 2005 A Thousand Roads (Short)
 2004 Sawtooth
 2003 DreamKeeper (TV Movie)
 1992 Thunderheart
Jimmy Looks Twice
 1989 Powwow Highway
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Is of Santee Sioux descent Spent six years (1973-1979) as National Chairman of the American Indian Movement

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