Bayard Johnson studied philosophy and writing at the University of Puget Sound. He has written and produced feature films for Warner Brothers, Disney, Sony Pictures, MGM/UA, and 20th Century Fox. With partner Russell Means, Johnson co-wrote the feature screenplay "Wounded Knee 1973" and the 2012 book "If You've Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You've Lost Your Way: An Introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy." Also with Russell Means, Johnson co-wrote, co-produced, and directed the award-winning short film "Looks Twice," based on a traditional Lakotah story.
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Monday, October 12, 2015
Who Could Possibly Be in Favor of Columbus Day?
I never thought much about Christopher Columbus until I became writing partners with Russell Means, in 1992. Russell had strong feelings about Columbus. He felt it was wrong to honor someone who oppressed Indians, and who avoided catastrophe only by the dumb luck of colliding with an unknown...