The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island: Red Power and Self-Determination

The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island: Red Power and Self-Determination

by Troy R. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 080321779X

ISBN-13: 9780803217799

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback


The occupation of Alcatraz Island by American Indians from November 20, 1969, through June 11, 1971, focused the attention of the world on Native Americans and helped develop pan-Indian activism. In this detailed examination of the takeover, Troy R. Johnson tells the story of those who organized the occupation and those who participated, some by living on the…  See more details below

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The occupation of Alcatraz Island by American Indians from November 20, 1969, through June 11, 1971, focused the attention of the world on Native Americans and helped develop pan-Indian activism. In this detailed examination of the takeover, Troy R. Johnson tells the story of those who organized the occupation and those who participated, some by living on the island and others by soliciting donations of money, food, water, clothing, and other necessities.

Johnson documents the unrest in the Bay Area urban Indian population that helped spur the takeover and draws on interviews with those involved to describe everyday life on Alcatraz during the nineteen-month occupation. In describing the federal government’s reactions as Americans rallied in support of the Indians, he turns to federal government archives and Nixon administration files. The book is a must-read for historians and others interested in the civil rights era, Native American history, and contemporary American Indian issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803217799
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
674,012
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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