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The Resource A journey to freedom : Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power movement, Kent Blansett

A journey to freedom : Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power movement, Kent Blansett

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A journey to freedom : Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power movement
Title
A journey to freedom
Title remainder
Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power movement
Statement of responsibility
Kent Blansett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book-length biography of Richard Oakes, a Red Power activist of the 1960s who was a leader in the Alcatraz takeover and the Red Power Indigenous rights movement. A revealing portrait of Richard Oakes, the brilliant, charismatic Native American leader who was instrumental in the takeovers of Alcatraz, Fort Lawton, and Pit River and whose assassination in 1972 galvanized the Trail of Broken Treaties march on Washington, DC. The life of this pivotal Akwesasne Mohawk activist is explored in an important new biography based on extensive archival research and key interviews with activists and family members. Historian Kent Blansett offers a transformative and new perspective on the Red Power movement of the turbulent 1960s and the dynamic figure who helped to organize and champion it, telling the full story of Oakes?s life, his fight for Native American self-determination, and his tragic, untimely death. This invaluable history chronicles the mid-twentieth century rise of Intertribalism, Indian Cities, and a national political awakening that continues to shape Indigenous politics and activism to this day
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Blansett, Kent
Dewey number
323.1197
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E93
LC item number
.B536 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Henry Roe Cloud series on American Indians and modernity
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  • Oakes, Richard
  • American Indian Movement
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A journey to freedom : Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power movement, Kent Blansett
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Published with assistance from the foundation established in memory of Philip Hamilton McMillan of the Class of 1894, Yale College
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024152397
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780300227819
Lccn
2018933962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1024152397
Label
A journey to freedom : Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power movement, Kent Blansett
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published with assistance from the foundation established in memory of Philip Hamilton McMillan of the Class of 1894, Yale College
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024152397
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780300227819
Lccn
2018933962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1024152397

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