Was just re reading a Rapid City Journal article about Janklow as provided in the below links.
To begin with Russell Means represents no one but himself-that is his priority-and the only service either he or Janklow have ever provided for any indigenous person has been prioritized on how they personally gained from it, either monetarily or public preception.
It’s a little late in the game to attempt to lay laurels at the feet of the wannabe Caesar known as “Wild Bill” Janklow, or to eulogize him as a friend of any indigenous person. You could ask Jancita Eagle Deer’s family about that.
Russell? This is the man who would crawl in bed with Gadhafi, Chavez, or any other despot if it meant a donation, or something to ramble on about.
His comments in view of the fact that it was Janklow who pardoned him are as meaningless as anything else he has to say.
Bloodhounds are said to have a sense of smell hundreds of times more acute than a human-in that context I think one could say Russell is a moneyhound able to sniff out
a potential donation in the most obscure of places.
I would look for a connection in the family tree of Janklow and Means-they are too much alike to not raise suspicion.
Janklow never discussed the issue of Jancita, wouldn’t even put in an appearance when summoned-Russell would rather have all his teeth pulled and his mouth sewn shut than address the issue of Annie Mae.
Both have always believed they were above the normal constraints of acceptable behavior-whether they are based on tradition or law.
Janklow was able throughout his life to be elected to political office-Russell has made a fool of himself multiple times attempting to-even to fly in the face of the matriarchy he drones
on about in running with a pornographer for national office.
And like Janklow when it came to legal accountability they both threw everything and everybody under the bus to escape it.
Janklow with his 2003 defense in running over and killing a motorcycle rider by the name of Randy Scott while driving drunk and running a stop sign at an estimated seventy miles an hour- and Russell with his Chinle defense after assaulting his aged and handicapped father in law Leon Grant
Two peas from the pod.