Who were the major leaders in the Red Power movement?
During the 1960s, there were major leaders who were household names in the push for black rights, for women's rights, and for the rights of Hispanics. There were no leaders in the Red Power movement that came to have the same degree of renown as Martin Luther King or Cesar Chavez.
The two men who are most often mentioned as leaders of this movement are George Mitchell and Dennis Banks. Another name that is sometimes mentioned is the scholar Vine Deloria who wrote a book entitled Custer Died for Your Sins. A man named Richard Oakes was the main spokesman for the group that occupied Alcatraz. Of course, none of these men has anything like the name recognition of King or Malcolm X or Betty Friedan.