Red Power: Perspectives 50 Years Later


About Red Power

In 1969, a group of Native American activists called the Indians of All Tribes arrived on Alcatraz. Red Power on Alcatraz: Perspectives 50 Years Later tells the story of their 19 -month Occupation of Alcatraz, a watershed moment in the history of Alcatraz Island, Native American sovereignty, and our nation.


Virtual Exhibition

For the duration of the exhibit, visitors can view photographs by Brooks Townes, Ilka Hartmann and Stephen Shames, artwork by UrbanRezLife, original materials from the collection of Kent Blansett, and contributions from the community of former occupiers. View some rare photos featured in this exhibit at the galleries below:


2nd Saturday Events

During the Occupation, the Indians of All Tribes called for an Indian Cultural Center on Alcatraz Island. In keeping with this idea, cultural programs and activities will take place the 2nd Saturday of each month from December 2019 through June 2021. Visitors can participate in a variety of presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and activities led by former occupiers and Indigenous groups.

Last updated: April 10, 2024

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