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...
Alcatraz| One evening as I was photographing the Skyline of San Francisco, I look over slightly right and saw this scene over Alcatraz. It was incredible! I hurry grabbed my gear and rushed these shots because the sun set so fast. Nobody paid attention to this beautiful scene sadly. I am glad I was able to capture it. #sanfrancisco #nikon #nikontop #cityscape #photographer #nikonphoto #sunset #clouds. Photo by Adam Tolle
Peter Blue Cloud and Joe Bill, Island Residents during the Occupation. Peter was the editor of the Island newsletter and head of the Kitchen detail. Joe Bill was one of the original occupiers. Me and Joe attended a Santana Concert at the Winterland, SF during this time period. Both great people.
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Zuni Cafe Roasted Chicken
The well-loved Blum's pastry shops in San Francisco -- primarily the one on Union Square -- were places where people met on a regular basis to eat. A light sponge cake with just a hint of lemon and vanilla, it had rich heavy whipped cream spread thinly between the layers and on the sides and top; it was covered with crushed bittersweet coffee crunch candy. When the Blum's stores closed in the '70s, the recipe for Coffee Crunch Cake was still a well-kept secret. Sift flour, 3/4 cup sugar ...
My first night on the Rock was in the house shown on the right....a Blackfoot lady by the name of Vicky Santana showed us were to camp out for night on the second floor. The next morning,we found our accommodations in the Main Cell block (Nov 1969)
Alcatraz from the docks today. Can you imagine looking up and seeing a million embers filling the dark foggy sky as they blew to the east? And breathlessly running on the dock avoiding the large spot light from a passing Coast Guard Cutter? Those are memories me and my brother have of one cold night in May of 1970 on Alcatraz Island. .
Guard's apartment on Alcatraz. I lived on the second floor of this building during the Occupation. As tensions eased between the occupiers and the government, we moved out of the Main Cell Block down to more comfortable quarters in the apartment buildings on the Parade Ground in January 1970.
Ed Castillo, student from UCLA "Indians Welcome." 1969-1971 Occupation of Alcatraz, or the better named Reclamation of Alcatraz as promised in the Treaty of Fort Laramie