Occupation of Alcatraz

Occupation of Alcatraz

The (November 20, 1969 – June 11, 1971) was a 19-month long protest when 89 American Indians and their supporters occupied Alcatraz Island. The protest was led by Richard Oakes, LaNada Means, and others; John Trudell was the spokesman. Te group lived on the island together until the protest was forcibly ended by the U.S. government. There are some amazing photos here of the occupation.

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