R.I.P. John Trudell – John Trudell Has Died

12/09/2015 — Leave a comment

Trudell, American Indian activist, poet and actor, is dead at 69

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This June 14, 1971, file photo shows John Trudell, a 25-year-old member of the Alcatraz tribal council, talking to newsmen after a band of Indians occupied a remote former Nike site near Richmond, Calif. Trudell, a poet and actor who spoke for American Indian protesters during the 1969 Alcatraz Island occupation and later headed the American Indian Movement, has died at age 69. A trustee of Trudell's estate, Cree Miller, says he died of cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at his home in Santa Clara County in Northern Calif.

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