Dennis Banks

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Birthday
12, 1937
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Oct 29, 2017 (80)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1937
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Oct 29, 2017 (80)

About

Native American activist and teacher who co-founded the American Indian Movement in 1968.

Before Fame

He was born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.

Trivia

In 1973, he and other AIM activists led an armed takeover and occupation of Wounded Knee but after a siege of 71 days by federal armed law enforcement the occupation was ended and he was forced to go underground to avoid prison.

Family Life

He had seven children with his wife Jeanette Banks. He later married Darlene Nichols and they had four children together before divorcing. His third wife was a woman named Machiko, whom he also had a daughter with.

Associated With

He occasionally got financial support from Marlon Brando.