• Short Summary

    A RAIDING PARTY OF 14 RED INDIANS --- 11 WARRIORS AND THERE MAIDENS -- INVADED ALCATRAZ ISLAND AND HELD IT FOR 19 HOURS IN THE NAME OF THEIR PEOPLE.

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    INDIAN CHIEF READING PROCLAMATION: INDIANS IN TRIBAL DRESS DANCING: BOATLOAD OF INDIANS: COAST PATROL BOAT: INDIANS OF WHARF.



    IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT WHITE FATHER AND ALL HIS PEOPLE.. WE WILL PURCHASE SAID ALCATRAZ ISLAND FOR 24 DOLLARS AND GLASS BEADS AND RED CLOTH, A PRECEDENT SET BY THE WHITE MAN'S PURCHASE OF A SIMILAR ISLAND ABOUT 300 YEARS AGO.




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    Background: A RAIDING PARTY OF 14 RED INDIANS --- 11 WARRIORS AND THERE MAIDENS -- INVADED ALCATRAZ ISLAND AND HELD IT FOR 19 HOURS IN THE NAME OF THEIR PEOPLE. THEN THEY SURRENDERED QUIETLY TO U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    THE RAIDING PARTY WAS LED BY EARL LIVERMORE, AND ON ALCATRAZ ISLAND HE READ A PROCLAMATION IN WHICH HE OFFERED TO BUY BACK THE ISLAND FROM THE WHITE MAN FOR 24 U.S. DOLLARS, SOME GLASS BEADS AND SOME RED CLOTH.

    THE RAIDING PARTY REACHED THE PRISON ISLAND IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY BY BOAT. BUT UNLIKE THEIR STEALTHY FOREFATHER THEY HAD AN ESCORT OFF. CUSTOMS OFFICIALS; MARSHALS; SHERRIFS; ADMINISTRATORS AND NEWSMEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7EGQSHXISTFRVN0DQOT5SR8OV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EGQSHXISTFRVN0DQOT5SR8OV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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