Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Native American Graffiti at Alacatraz Restored.


In a  strange but interesting move, the National Park Service restored graffiti on the former Alcatraz Prison scrawled by Native Americans during an occupational protest in the late 60s- early 70s. In a statement, they said the graffiti held "social significance" as the protest was a call to award the island to Native Americans following the prison's closure....take a look at an interesting, though largely forgotten, part of history...
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/federal-government-restores-native-american-occupation-alcatraz-graffiti-201458906.html

and a wikipedia page on the occupation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_Alcatraz

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