John Trudell

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by John Trudell

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15 February 1946, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Political activist, poet and songwriter Trudell grew up on Omaha’s nearby Santee Sioux reservation. While his father was Santee in descent, his mother traced her tribal roots to Mexico. Trudell’s early days were shrouded in poverty and hardship, for when his mother died when he was six his father struggled to feed the large family she left behind. The conditions on the reservations prompted his first acquaintance with American injustice. He... Read more

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