Alcatraz island indians welcome prison the rock San Francisco

Location: Alcatraz Island. California. US.
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This is the entrance of the main building of Alcatraz prison, in the San Francisco Bay.

From November 1969 until June 1971, over 900 Indians from numerous tribes illegally occupied the island during the famous "Indian Occupation of Alcatraz".

During this time, Indian protesters demanded that unused government land, such as Alcatraz at the time, be given to the Native Americans due to the Treaty of Fort Laramie.

The sign "Indians Welcome" is just one of many examples of their graffiti, trying to encourage and welcome other Indians to join them in the protest.

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