• Where White Men Fear to Tread

  • The Autobiography of Russell Means
  • By: Russell Means
  • Narrated by: Russell Means, Marvin Wolf
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (167 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Russell Means was the most controversial Native American leader of the 20th century.

Where White Men Fear to Tread is the well-detailed, firsthand story of Russell Means' life - a life in which he did everything possible to dramatize and justify the Native American aim of self-determination. He stormed Mount Rushmore, seized Plymouth Rock, ran for president in 1988, and, most notoriously, led a 71-day takeover of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973. This visionary autobiography by one of America's most magnetic personalities will fascinate, educate, and inspire. It has been said that knowledge of Means' story is essential for any clear understanding of American Indians during the last half of the 20th century.

©1995 Russell Means (P)1995, 2016 Audio Literature / Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"Means' inspirational portrayal of the American Indians' spiritual beliefs, convictions and myths is mesmerizing." ( AudioFile Magazine)

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Are we being cheated by Audible?

This was a compelling book narrated by the author, but I suspect that Audible is not providing the full manuscript of these books. The printed version of this book is 621 pages, yet the audio book is narrated in less than 5 hours+. This is not the first such instance. I don’t believe I heard the complete manuscript of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee...much shorter than I recall it being when I read it years ago. And the Phil Jackson book Sacred Hoops is 241 pages read in an hour and 50 minutes? I think we’re paying for partial books.

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Awesome!

It was so amazing to hear his book in his own words. Rip Russell Means!

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Your Good Friend

Russell reads his own book and tells his life story with an honesty that attracts you to his story. As the book continues you feel like you just met someone who would one day be your good friend. He will always be remembered as a real man, who gave hope to many.

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A true blessing to hear His voice

Mr. Russell Means was a true American patriot. The most famous American Indian since Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. Means was a 21st century warrior for his people and fought relentlessly for the rights of all Indigenous peoples around the world. His life is a testament of inspiration and sacrifice. This should be a required read in all Native American schools. Russell Means is greatly missed. This audio reading by him is a real blessing. Rest in Power.

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Every indigenous person needs to listen

I'm sure that this is a great book to read. However, I think this is one of those books but it's best to listen to when read by the author. powerful book.

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great book must have

I'm new to audibles, but love my first book it is awesome, will buy more books in the future

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great read from a great man this is a book to read

Love it and love the Man rest in power until we meet again brother love

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his life told by him

good stuff about AIM and his life. Respect for all. I am writing more because it says the review has to be 15 words. more rules, just as Russell talks about in this book.

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Love My beloved Uncle Russell…

Uncle Russell is in death as he was in life .. strong, beautiful and a leader about our people.. for those who are interested in the journey of Russell Means, I would encourage you to listen to this book .. it’s very detailed and amazing how he was able to pack a big chunk of his life in just one book … Thank you Uncle Russell for all that you have done in the struggle of not only our Lakota People, but all Native People on turtle Island… AIM ~>• Any Place, Any Time , Any where •<~

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So much wisdom

This book should be a must read in every elementary school for our children and grandchildren to carry into their lives. I will read and reread this book, because I know there’s more I will comprehend that I overlooked and I look forward to doing so. My book is the audible, read by The author, Russell Means, which made it more special. I highly recommend the audible for it’s heartfelt essence.

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Amazing! ✨ Mitakuye Oyasin 

A truly insightful and inspirational man.
I loved it, fantabulous read, I honestly could not stop listening.
I've read it again and again!