Description: Film footage of the historic Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island.The occupation lasted for nineteen months, from November 20, 1969 to June 11, 1971, and was forcibly ended by the U.S.government. The event had a brief but somewhat direct effect on federal Indian Termination policies, and established a precedent for Indian activism.
This footage appears in its unedited form as left on the reel by the original KCRA editors as well as a "reconstructed" version using all available elements created in 2020.
Source: original 16mm film elements
Accession number: 1983/131; VAM 068
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Reconstruction of original footage by Chad E. Williams - film and video specialist/editor in 2020.