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Floyd Red Crow Westerman

Floyd Red Crow Westerman
(Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Nation

      Red Crow is an Indian actor, singer, songwriter and advocate. He made his big screen debut in the movie  "Renegades" and is best remembered for his role as elder/leader Ten Bear in "Dances With Wolves". His songs like "Custer Died For Your Sins" and "BIA Blues" have helped spread the American Indian Movement's message throughout the world. He has had featured roles in "X-files", "Northern Exposure", "L.A. Law" and many other television series and movies. He performs with countless musicians including Willie Nelson, Bonnie  Raitt and Don Henley in large benefit concerts for Indian self-determination, human rights and environmental  protection. He toured the world with Sting to publicize  the plight of the Rainforest People who are dying along with the Rainforests and, as caretakers, must be protected if the rainforests are to go on providing for all life on Earth. Red Crow has been an ambassador of good will representing the International Indian Treaty Council  from the time of its inception. He is Chairman of the Board for the National Coalition on Racism in Sports & Media. His concerts and lectures are characterized by  sharp wit and humorous but solution-oriented critiques of Western Civilization.