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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 Randy Peone
(1998)
On Deadly Ground Johnny Redfeather
(1994)
(1996)
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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Author of two books, "Living in Reality" and "Stickman" See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Trudell Jr.
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Personal Quote:

The great lie is that it is "civilization". It's not civilized. It has been, literally, the most bloodthirsty, brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet. That is not civilization. That's the great lie, is that it represents "civilization". . .or if it does represent "civilization" and it's truly what civilization is, then the great lie is that civilization is good for us. See more »

Trivia:

He was the National Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973 to 1979; he resigned the position after the deaths of his wife, Tina Manning Trudell, their three children, and Tina's mother Leah Manning, in a suspicious fire on their reservation in Nevada. However, he remained the Movement's national spokesman for many years afterward. See more »

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