Russell Means, Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people and film actor, challenges the modern conception of "how the west was won" by detailed the annihilation of the Native American people in 19th century America.
"Our only salvation as a people rests upon the family of man. We feel we have a right to become part and parcel of the United Nations, the red people of the western hemisphere...we have the right as human beings to be recognized in the family of man." – Russell Means
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