Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights 2020

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alcatraz the Occupation: Images of Warriors


Alcatraz Occupation, 1969 is a photograph by Granger which was uploaded on February 13th, 2017
Nov. 20, 1969: Photo of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz. Activist John Trudell embraces a caretaker after landing on the island.
 | Vincent Maggiora / The Chronicle
Above: Previously unpublished photos of Chronicle
https://www.sfchronicle.com/oursf/article/Occupation-of-Alcatraz-discovery-640-unpublished-14836597.php


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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1969, file photo, part of a band of Native Americans look over the main cell block of Alcatraz after occupying the island in San Francisco. (Photo: Anonymous, AP)
In this photo taken March 26, 1970, Eldy Bratt, 33, walks down the lonely corridor of a cell block on Alcatraz with her son Peter Bratt, left, and one of her daughters in San Francisco. The week of Nov. 18, 2019, marks 50 years since the beginning of a months-long Native American occupation at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. The demonstration by dozens of tribal members had lasting effects for tribes, raising awareness of life on and off reservations, galvanizing activists and spurring a shift in federal policy toward self-determination. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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Photo of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz from 1969 to 1971. A sign created by the activists says "This Land is My Land."
 | Vincent Maggiora / The Chronicle


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Photo by Robert Klein
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Nov. 26, 1969 Photo Robert Klein

1 comment:

NaBahe SheepDog Keediniihii: said...

(1st pic) I think that is Joe Bill, native from Alaska, not John Trudell. Joe was the first to get on the Island. Very awesome story.

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