Pics from the Indian Occupation of Alcatraz (Nov 1969 to Nov 1970). Most of the pictures were taken by me, my brother Ed, and sister Linda during the Fall of 1970. Other pictures were taken earlier during the Occupation and by others as noted...
Alcatraz (looking east) with the Bay Bridge in the background...from our friends at #AlcatrazHistory
The last lighthouse The lighthouse on Alcatraz taken from the approaching ferry during dramatic conditions. The last lighthouse by Karl Randay on Flickr (cc)
I like the view: "The Lady Washington in front of Alcatraz Island and its Lighthouse, in the San Francisco Bay."
Doug in the prison cafeteria, i can't remember his last name. This was taken in the first few months of the Occupation.
The way i remember during my first days on the Rock, from our friends at "Alcatraz History: A 1961 view looking towards the Warden and Lighthouse Keeper's residences from the Alcatraz Island Parade Grounds.
My mom's caption: "Lisa Willie looking with adoring and loving eyes up at her big brother Elvin." (1970 Warden's House, Alcatraz)
Grace Thorpe, daughter of Jim Thorpe, and Marilyn Miracle outside the Alcatraz Mainland office that served as the donation receiving center for the Alcatraz occupiers. I forget the guy's name, note the start of the Bay Bridge in the background. I took this in the spring of 1970.
I was 16 at the time, but who's counting, plus they spelled my name wrong...but here's a wood cut print i did for the first issue of the newsletter. Peter Blue Cloud, editor, let me use his wood cutting tools to make the wood cut. He was a great artist and poet.
Cell in Alcatraz Prison, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California
I'll give you 3 guesses on which person was the FBI agent that tailed us on Alcatraz and other locations in the country...