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You are now on Indian land: The American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969

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Publisher:
Twenty-First Century Books,
Pub. Date:
c2011.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
1030L
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On the night of November 20, 1969, ninety-two Native Americans sailed silently across the San Francisco Bay toward the island of Alcatraz. They intended to reclaim the land for Indian people and to establish a community on Alcatraz. By the time the sun rose, they had settled onto the island and made their intentions clear: a large sign read, "You Are Now on Indian Land. When the U.S. government discovered the occupation of Alcatraz, the U.S. Coast Guard blockaded the island. Yet more Native Americans found ways onto Alcatraz, coming from as far away as Canada and South America. During the nineteen-month occupation, Native Americans kept arriving, and Alcatraz became a community with a health clinic, a school, and even its own newspaper. Actors and singers visited the island, and boats dropped off donated supplies. Throughout negotiations with the government, the Native Americans refused to leave; instead, they fought to establish a permanent complex for their people. In this fascinating story of a people's determination, we'll explore what led Native Americans to stage an occupation of Alcatraz and how the standoff with the federal government ended. We'll also see how this event inspired other Native American activists around the country to lead their own demonstrations and fight for American Indian rights.

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ISBN:
9780761357698
Reading Level:
MG
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Lexile measure:
1030L
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series Civil rights struggles around the world
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subject_facet Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- History -- Indian occupation, 1969-1971, Indians of North America -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century, Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- History -- 20th century, Indians of North America -- Politics and government -- 20th century
title_display You are now on Indian land : The American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969
title_full You are now on Indian land : The American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969 / Margaret J. Goldstein
title_short You are now on Indian land :
title_sub The American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969
topic_facet Civil rights, History, Indians of North America, Land tenure, Politics and government