Posterity has a welcoming pedestal of honor awaiting Russell Means. His place alongside other famous iconic American Indian personages is assured. Regardless of any perception of undue human frailties or faults, history will find that in retrospect, he never put a foot wrong. Russell Means has been and will always epitomize the sterling symbol of American Indian [This nomenclature was preferred by Mr. Means, I've read] hope and pride. Boldly and astutely, Russell Means, usually with disarming charm or piercing irony, revealed his own confidence that the very sound of his name gave pause to any decision or action that affected the lives of his people. Nothing in the way of the many upcoming memoriams for Russell Means will belie Mr. Chanute's personal presentation of a man whose astounding visionary attributes will become more evident in Indian time. My own mourning is greatly assauged. Mr. Chanute's recount of elegaic memories of Russell Means has made the walking on of this supremely self-actualized man as celebratory it is sorrowful.