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The Occupation of Alcatraz, in This Week’s Open Thread

The Occupation of Alcatraz, in This Week’s Open Thread

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Nov. 20 2017 12:01 AM

The Occupation of Alcatraz

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On this day in 1969, a group of Native American activists began a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz island in the San Francisco Bay. You may use the comment thread on this page to examine the history of Native American and First Nations land claims, or to pursue other points of off-topic, freewheeling discourse.

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