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Like A Hurricane
Transcript of Like A Hurricane
They occupied the town for 73 days. Nov. 9, 1969: The Indians of All Tribes (IAT) first land at Alcatraz, including among them Richard Oakes (Mohawk), Adam Nordwall (Ojibwa) and Ed Castillo (Juaneno). A large group of students came on Nov. 20, and on Thanksgiving day, hundreds of supporters came to celebrate the occupation. Christmas Day, 1969: On Alcatraz, the IAT hold a concert and conference, featuring Shirley Keith and Richard Oakes speaking and many musicians including Buffy Saint Marie. Jun. 11, 1971: The remaining 15 people living on the island were evicted by the F.B.I and the Coast Guard, following arrangements from Bob Robertson of the National Council on Indian Opportunities (NCIO) 1965 1969 The BIA Building Takeover: Nov. 3-9, 1972 WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE The Wounded Knee Massacre took place on December 29, 1890, on the grounds of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Seventh Cavalry, commandeered by Col. James W. Forsyth, arrived at the reservation, demanding the 350 Miniconjou Lakotas surrender their firearms and relocate camps. 200-300 Indian men were killed compared to the 25 American troops who lost their lives. The gathering of the dead.
http://plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.war.056 1890 http://www.manataka.org/page1710.html The Incident at Wounded Knee The BIA building takeover The beginning of the Occupation of Alcatraz The end of the Alcatraz occupation Mar. 8, 1964: Sioux demonstration at Alcatraz Organized by the AIM and seven other First Nations groups, the Trail of Broken Treaties was a 1972 national protest in hopes of re-establishing Native American self-sovereignty. Participating members drew up an ultimatum called 'The Twenty Point Position Paper,' which dealt with issues including land rights, education, and federal transparency.
It culminated with the AIM's takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/531.html http://bermudaradical.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/occupation-of-alcatraz-1969-1971/ Feb. 12, 1972: Raymond Yellow Thunder (Oglala Sioux) found dead after injuries sustained at the hands of 4 white men on Pine Ridge Reservation. Russell Means and Dennis Banks of AIM lead a group of approx. 500. They occupy the building for a week before meeting with Federal Officials and agree to leave. http://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/red-power-rising-the-national-indian-youth-council-and-the-origins-of-native-activism/