publication date: Friday, June 11, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Activism

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…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart


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