A short narrative by Russell Means before his death

Catlin was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Following a brief career as a lawyer, he produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of North, Central and South America.

Claiming his interest in America’s ‘vanishing race’ was sparked by a visiting American Indian delegation in Philadelphia, he set out to record the appearance and customs of America’s native people.

 George Catlin’s Creed

 I love a people that have always made me welcome to the very best that they had.
 I love a people who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no poorhouses.
 I love a people who keep the commandments without ever having read or heard them preached from the pulpit.
 I love a people “who love their neighbors as they love themselves”

 Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an American Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.


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