AIM HISTORY

Dennis Banks and His Last Walk

We would like to express our condolences to the Banks family at the last walk of Dennis Banks. One of the original founders of the American Indian Movement, Dennis Banks worked tirelessly to elevate the status of Natives in America.

November 9, 1969. Repossession of Alcatraz Island

Fourteen American Indian activists re-occupy Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay and symbolically reclaim the island for Indian people, offering to purchase the island for $24 worth of glass beads and red cloth. On November 20, the symbolic dissent on Alcatraz Island turns into a full-scale re-occupation that lasts until June 11, 1971.

March 8, 1970. Re-occupation of Fort Lawton

American Indian Movement activists join with local Seattle-area Native activists and members of "Indians of All Tribes" to re-enter Fort Lawton, an active U.S. Army Reserve base in northwest Seattle, on March 8, 1970. Federal authorities serve eviction notices to the activists. The U.S.

April 2, 1970. Re-occupation of Fort Lawton

American Indian Movement activists join with local Seattle-area Native activists and members of "Indians of All Tribes" to storm the east gate at Fort Lawton, an active U.S. Army Reserve base in northwest Seattle, and re-enter the post. April 2 is the same date scheduled for the preliminary hearings of the Indian activists who attempted to repossess Fort Lawton on March 8 and March 15.

Russell Means, Founder of Cleveland A.I.M., Will Be Missed

Russell Means

Russell Means a friend, patriot, activist, educator, author, actor, model, father and most famous "baddest" Indian in this century. Russ, a friend since 1969, went to the spirit world at 4 a.m. Monday morning, 22 October 2012.
-Robert Roche

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