Douglas Brinkley on the 50th anniversary of the Alcatraz occupation

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  • Published on Dec 8, 2019
  • In 1969 Native Americans claimed possession of Alcatraz Island to raise the public's consciousness to the plight of Indians, and for 19 months occupied the former prison until they were forced off. Historian Douglas Brinkley remembers.
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Comments • 8

  • MT
    MT Month ago +3

    Blah,blah, blah...

  • Costa Zambaras
    Costa Zambaras Month ago +4

    How'd this "occupation" work out? It's now a tourist attraction bc we, as Americans, own that land. We came. We defeated. We now own. That's the story all over the world for dozens of centuries. People see land, they want it, the have the power to take it, so they do. One day we will be overtaken as well. Quit with all this bitching already. If you are so offended by the way we took all the "Indian property" in this country, then why are you still here? Just more virtue signaling libtard hypocrisy.

    • Costa Zambaras
      Costa Zambaras Month ago +1

      John D that is a fascinating point. I never thought of it quite like that. Brilliant.

    • John D
      John D Month ago

      Today we are supposed to admire Native Americans who resisted a European invasion while labeling European-Americans who object to a foreign invasion as "white nationalists."

  • usmcusausaf
    usmcusausaf Month ago +2

    i was 14 in 69.

  • Sparky Vee
    Sparky Vee Month ago +1

    Love the spiritual consciouness that was the 60's...
    Brando, Fonda, Lenny,
    Buffy and Mohawk Oaks
    the truth movement.