A Journey To Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, And The Red Power Movement

byKent Blansett

Hardcover | September 25, 2018

A Journey To Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, And The Red Power Movement by Kent Blansett
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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.
Title:A Journey To Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, And The Red Power MovementFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:408 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.31 inShipping dimensions:408 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.31 inPublished:September 25, 2018Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300227817

ISBN - 13:9780300227819

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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