Richard Oakes Reads American Indian Proclamation on Vista Pier

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KRON-TV News footage from November 9th 1969 featuring scenes of Mohawk activist and San Francisco State student Richard Oakes reading a proclamation to reporters with Al Miller (Seminole activist) about the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz, which is about to begin. Also includes views of Oakes singing on Vista Pier, swimming with others from the Monte Cristo yacht towards Alcatraz and of Adam Fortunate Eagle returning to Vista Pier on the Monte Cristo, declaring that: "American Indians have secured the island of Alcatraz!" Note that extended location scenes from this Ch.4 report can be viewed in our film reference number KRON 677-2. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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16mm color magentic sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
local newsfilm
KRON 677-2-oakes

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