Alcatraz Proved a Point. Alcatraz - Indian Land - Occupied Nov. 20, 1969 - To - June 11, 1971. Indians of All Tribes... Fisherman's - Wharf... "Indian Joe" Morris [Indian Occupation of Alcatraz]

San Francisco: All-Tribe Arts & Crafts. Poster. Later commemorative poster. Brightly colored poster [17 3/4" x 22 1/2"] with just a miniscule closed tear in the bottom edge. The poster has been rolled, but is in near pristine condition. The tribes are listed in the border margins. A male chief is shown surmounted above the island with two peace pipes, a herd of Bison depicted in the sky above him. A powerful and moving image. Near fine. Item #58188

In November of 1969, upon hearing about the students who had taken over Alcatraz, Joseph "Indian Joe" Morris (1921-2009), a Blackfoot Indian from Montana, quickly joined the movement. Morris arranged for necessary goods to be shipped to the island, and was also involved in some of the financial matters. He published a diary of his experience titled "Alcatraz Indian Occupation Diary."

Price: $750.00

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