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      • The Occupation of Alcatraz Island" was led by the Native American group, Indians of All Tribes (IAT). The take-over lasted 14-months and ended when the Indians were forcibly removed by the federal government. Indians of All Tribes claimed the island by citing the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868) between the U.S. and the Sioux.
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  2. When Native American Activists Occupied Alcatraz Island - HISTORY

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    Aug 31, 2018 · Indians of All Tribes made a final attempt to seize Alcatraz in the early morning hours of November 20, 1969—this time with an occupation force of 89 men, women and children. After sailing through...

  3. Native American Heritage Month: Occupying Alcatraz (1969–71 ...

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    Nov 21, 2016 · On November 20, 1969, a group of American Indians successfully breached a Coast Guard blockade and made landfall on Alcatraz Island, shut down by the government six years earlier. The group, which called itself Indians of All Tribes (IOAT) claimed the land by “right of discovery,” and, some said, earlier treaties between Indians and the ...

  4. 'Holy grail' of the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz - Los ...

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    Nov 19, 2020 · Indigenous tribes took over Alcatraz 51 years ago. Read the ‘holy grail’ of the occupation An image from Nov. 25, 1969 captures a moment in the 19-month Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz, which...

  5. American Indian Occupation 50th Anniversary - Golden Gate ...

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    This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes, a key event in the history of Alcatraz Island, the Native American civil rights movement, and our nation. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in collaboration with Indians of All Tribes, is planning 19 months of events and programming, from November 20, 2019 ­- June 2021 including:

  6. How a Native American Resistance Held Alcatraz for 18 Months ...

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    Nov 20, 2019 · A Sioux actor and poet, Trudell was a spokesman for the occupying tribes and founded Radio Free Alcatraz, which broadcast from the island. After the occupation, he went on to become the chairman of...

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  7. Nov 28, 2019 · RICHARD OAKES: We, the Native Americans, reclaim this land known as Alcatraz Island in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery. CEREIJIDO: This is one of the movement's leaders ...

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  8. Alcatraz Island - Wikipedia

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    Alcatraz Island was occupied by Native American activists for the first time on March 8, 1964. The protest, proposed by Sioux activist Belva Cottier and joined by about 35 others, lasted four hours and was reported by, among others, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner.

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  9. In January 1895, the largest number of American Indians were sent to Alcatraz from northern Arizona. Nineteen Hopi leaders, who had been involved in land disputes with the government and refused to comply with mandatory government education programs for their children, were severely punished by sending them to the “Rock.” A San Francisco newspaper of the time, The Call, stated the Hopi “have been rudely snatched from the bosom of their families and are prisoners . . . until they have ...

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