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[American Indian children on Alcatraz Island]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09793 Author/Creator: Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph ; 20.8 x 25.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto taken by United Press International dated November 29, 1969. Image depicts a group of children walking outside Alcatraz. Wire transfer information states that 400 people occupy the former prison island and that they demand ownership of the 12-acre island to be used for a cultural and educational center.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Indigenous peopleAlcatraz IslandEducation ReformProtestsActivismAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: The Sixties

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