Aryan Nations is a longstanding neo-Nazi group in the United States that dates back to the 1970s. It is unusual in that it is also a Christian Identity group (Christian Identity is a small, virulently racist and anti-Semitic religious sect prominent in the extreme right in the United States). Its logo consists of a Wolfsangel symbol with a crown-topped sword replacing the cross-bar. Typically this image appears on a blue shield. Aryan Nations was one of the most active neo-Nazi groups in the 1980s and 1990s but went into a substantial period of disintegration and factional fighting after the death in 2004 of its founder, Richard Butler. Unfortunately, in recent years it seems to have finally reconstituted itself.