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Alcatraz is Not an Island

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A group of young Native Americans, in headbands and jeans, stand in front of
chain link fenced topped with barbed wire, their fists raised in a “power to the people” salute
In November 1969 a small group of Native American students and  urban Indians began the occupation of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Eventually joined by thousands of Native Americans, they re-claimed 'Indian land' for the first time since the 1880s, forever changing the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights.

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