Proclamation to the Great White Father and All His People – Alcatraz Proclamation (1969)

1946-1989, Date, Defining the Enemy, Indigenous, Occupation, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, White Supremacy

Between November 20, 1969 and June 11, 1971, a group of Indigenous people – led by the group Indians of All Tribes (IAT) – occupied Alcatraz Island. The last of the occupiers were removed by the United States government. This proclamation announced the reclamation of the land and included a “treaty” to deal with “the Caucasian inhabitants of this land.”

We, the native Americans, re-claim the land known as Alcatraz Island in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery… We feel that this so-called Alcatraz Island is more than suitable for an Indian Reservation, as determined by the white man’s own standards.

Alcatraz proclamation

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