American Indians occupy Nike Missile site in San Pablo

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KPIX news report from a Nike missile site in San Pablo on June 14th 1971, where American Indian activists have just initiated another occupation of land, following their removal from Alcatraz. Features inteviews with a local law enforcement officer and Indian spokesman John Trudell, who informs the press: "This is happening because the government did what they did on Alcatraz. We haven't forgotten. If the government would've made some kind of honorable settlement there and wouldn't have lied to us, this wouldn't be necessary here right now."

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KPIX Eye on the Bay News
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16mm color magnetic sound film
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archival news film
Occupation of Alcatraz
KPIX 105412

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This is what used to be the Nike Missile base at the end of the Nimitz Trail in EBRPD's Wildcat Park.  What a treat to be able to see what the base looked like before it was bulldozed.  As one who has walked/run/biked to that spot hundreds of times, I'm grateful for this footage!

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