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  • Red Power salute on the Alcatraz docks

    Red Power salute on the Alcatraz docks

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The Film

In 1969, a small group of Native American students claimed Alcatraz Island. Thousands of Native Americans eventually joined them, retaking Indian land for the first time since the 1880s. This historic event altered the U.S. government's policy, and forever changed the way Native Americans view themselves, their culture, and their rights. Narrated by Benjamin Bratt.

The Filmmakers

  1. James M. FortierDirector
  2. Jon PlutteProducer