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Book - We Hold the Rock

Book - We Hold the Rock

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On November 20, 1969, a small group of Indian activists landed on Alcatraz Island, setting in motion one of the defining civil rights movements of the 20th century.

Occupying the island for nineteen months, activists from the Sioux, Creek, Mono, Pomo, Paiute, Navajo, Mohawk, Chippewa, and dozens of other tribes told the world that the time had come for America to make good on its treaties and agreements with their people.

Their work became a landmark event in the American Indian struggle for justice and self-determination. In the words of Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, the occupation of Alcatraz "relit [the] flame, and out of the fire, all these people spread in different directions to do incredible work."

This captivating volume, featuring interviews with the original occupiers and pages of archival photographs, is the story of how that flame was rekindled.

Product specifications:

  • Paperback, 56 pages
  • Printed in the USA


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