American Indians claim army surplus land near Davis

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KPIX's Ben Williams reports from an army communications camp seven miles West of Davis on November 3rd 1970, where a group of American Indians have just initiated an occupation. Williams explains they are invoking the same 1868 treaty rights that the American Indians on Alcatraz cited as legal grounds to claim surplus government land. He also interviews a spokesman for the group who declares: "We feel that we could use it [the land] for a better purpose ... than UC Davis would for their rice paddies and their monkey center." Ends with reporters trying to interview a reluctant army Colonel, as he assesses the developing situation.

Originally aired on
KPIX Eye on the Bay News
Date aired
11/3/1970
Recording medium
16mm color magnetic sound film
2:45
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival news film
Event
Occupation of Alcatraz
Identifier
KPIX 103593
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3921

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