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John Trudell

John Trudell is an American author, poet, actor, musician, and former political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz. During most of the 1970s, he served as the chairman of the American Indian Movement, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After his pregnant wife, three children and mother-in-law were killed in 1979 in a fire at the home of his parents-in-law on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada, Trudell turned to writing, music and film as a second career. He acted in three films in the 1990s. The documentary Trudell (2005) was made about him and his life as an activist and artist. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Trudell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 15, 1946 In Omaha - Nebraska - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Powwow Highway 1989-02-24
Latest Project:
Movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World 2017-09-22
Known For
Poster of No More Smoke Signals
Poster of Dreamkeeper
Poster of Extreme Measures
Poster of Thunderheart
Movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Himself 2017-09-22
Movie Dark Blood Native American 2012-09-27
Movie Reel Injun Himself 2010-02-19
Movie No More Smoke Signals self 2009-04-16
Movie Trudell Himself 2005-01-01
Movie A Thousand Roads Narrator 2005-01-23
Movie Dreamkeeper Coyote 2003-12-28
Movie Smoke Signals Randy Peone 1998-01-16
Series The West 1996-09-15
Movie Extreme Measures Tony 1996-09-27
Movie On Deadly Ground Johnny Redfeather 1994-02-18
Movie Incident at Oglala Himself - National Spokesperson, American Indian Movement 1992-05-08
Movie Thunderheart Jimmy Looks Twice 1992-04-03
Movie Powwow Highway Louie Short Hair 1989-02-24