Vine Deloria, Jr.



Age: 72


Summary: ground-breaking author and an influential advocate of American Indian rights who was considered as one of the most outspoken and persuasive proponents of Indian cultural and political identity, whose best-known book Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto attacked the American Indians' treatment by settlers and the government.



Cause of Death: Aortic aneurysm


Born: March 26, 1933


Died: November 13, 2005


Location: Denver, Colorado