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“We're going to be with our relatives, Indians of All Tribes”: The 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz

Tommy Orange, the Cheyenne, and Arapaho author of the novel There There (2018), features characters’ past during the American Indian Movement Occupation of Alcatraz. This project will analyze the nineteen-month occupation of Alcatraz Island brining attention to injustices confronting Native Americans.

Emma Cowhey '21