publication date: Friday, June 11, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)
clue: His occupation of Alcatraz by several hundred Native Americans ended 50 years ago today and changed both federal policy and Native activism, though he didn't live long afterwards to see its effects.
explanation: Oakes was one of the leaders of the 1969-1971 occupation of Alcatraz. He died in 1972. more…
intended difficulty: medium