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John Trudell (I) (1946–2015)


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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Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals Randy Peone
(1998)
On Deadly Ground
On Deadly Ground Johnny Redfeather
(1994)
Extreme Measures
(1996)
Thunderheart
Thunderheart Jimmy Looks Twice
(1992)

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 2012 Dark Blood
Indian #2 (as John Trudell Jr.)
 2005 A Thousand Roads (Short)
Narrator
 2004 Sawtooth
Worm
 2003 DreamKeeper (TV Movie)
Coyote
 1998 Smoke Signals
Randy Peone
 1996 Extreme Measures
Tony
 1994 On Deadly Ground
Johnny Redfeather
 1992 Thunderheart
Jimmy Looks Twice
 1989 Powwow Highway
Louie Short Hair
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Songwriter/vocalist; released albums "AKA Graffiti Man" and "Johnny Damas & Me" See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Trudell Jr.
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Don't trust anyone who isn't angry. See more »

Trivia:

He had been in a relationship with actress Marcheline Bertrand for several years at the time of her death in 2007; Bertrand was an executive producer of the 2005 documentary about his life, Trudell (2005) . See more »

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Aquarius

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