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Alcatraz - "Once You've Tasted Freedom, you'll Never go back"

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...
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The last prisoners leaving Alcatraz, 1963, six years befpre the Indian Occupation.

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/Some of the women that kept the day-to-day operations on the Rock going during the Indian Occupation from 1969-1970. From left to right, Sue Tiger, Shirley (Garcia) Guevera, Sandra Aguilar, Eldy Bratt, Justine Moppin, Rosalie McKay and Cecelia Peppilion.

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Eldy with Peter and Veruschka Bratt, MainCell Block during the Indian Occupation, 1969. It's amazing to me how Eldy, my mom, Beryl, Justine, Lanada, Eleanor, Lou Trudell and others were brave enough to bring their children to the occupation.

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An amazing composite photo of the island lighthouse and remnants of the warden's home. Photo by M. Bledowski courtesy of #Alcatraz History

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John Whitefox, RIP, one of the warriors of the Occupation.

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My grandson on the hills of Alcatraz....no tourists!

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Margaret Lareiro, michael moppin and Cecil (dark glasses) are three that i recognize. Courtesy of Troy Johnson Collection: http://www.ipoaa.com/images/alcatraz/alcatraz3_gallery9.jpg

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The "Big E" passing by the Rock during the Indian Occupation (1970).

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Some of our friends on the Island back in the Spring of 1970, Greg, Mary Moppin, Tiny Lopez and i don't recognize the nearest guy, could be Michael Moppin but not sure.

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