Auction #28
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 5/24/2017

INDIANLAND ALCATRAZ 1 3/4" pinback button, excellent condition. The date of November 20, 1969, marked the end of a 14-month Occupation of Alcatraz Island by 89 American Indians who called themselves Indians of All Tribes. According to the IOAT, the Treaty of Fort Laramie between the U.S. and the Lakota specified that all retired, abandoned or out-of-use federal land was to be returned to the Native people from whom it was taken. Since Alcatraz penitentiary had been closed in 1963 and the island had been declared surplus federal property in 1964, a number of Native American activists felt the island qualified for a reclamation. $50-75
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $40
Final Bid: $70
Estimate: $50 - $75
Number of Bids: 4
Auction closed on: 5/24/2017