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The Occupation of Alcatraz: A Movement of the Indians of All Tribes

In the novel, There, There (2018), Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange includes a character named Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield, who shares her experiences as a young girl on Alcatraz Island during the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz of 1969, which lasted for 19 months. This project will delve into the inspirations, the events that took place, and the long-term effects of this protest.

Meghan Tolpin '25