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    You Are Now on Indian Land
    The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969
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    ©2011
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-7276-9
    AR Quiz #: 142179
    AR Points: 5.00
    ATOS Level: 8.10
    Lexile Level: 1030
    SRC Reading Level: 9.2
    Pages: 160
    Trim Size: 6 x 8 1/2
    Dewey: 323.1197
    Reading Grade Level: 9
    Interest Grade Level: 9-12
    Ages: 14-18
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    DESCRIPTION Margaret J. Goldstein
    On the night of November 20, 1969, ninety-two Native Americans sailed silently across the San Francisco Bay toward the island of Alcatraz. They intended to reclaim the land for Indian people and to establish a community on Alcatraz. By the time the sun rose, they had settled onto the island and made their intentions clear: a large sign read, “You Are Now on Indian Land. When the U.S. government discovered the occupation of Alcatraz, the U.S. Coast Guard blockaded the island. Yet more Native Americans found ways onto Alcatraz, coming from as far away as Canada and South America. During the nineteen-month occupation, Native Americans kept arriving, and Alcatraz became a community with a health clinic, a school, and even its own newspaper. Actors and singers visited the island, and boats dropped off donated supplies. Throughout negotiations with the government, the Native Americans refused to leave; instead, they fought to establish a permanent complex for their people. In this fascinating story of a people’s determination, we’ll explore what led Native Americans to stage an occupation of Alcatraz and how the standoff with the federal government ended. We’ll also see how this event inspired other Native American activists around the country to lead their own demonstrations and fight for American Indian rights.

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    About the Author
    Margaret J. Goldstein was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is an editor and the author of many books for young readers. She lives in Palm Springs, California.
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    Awards for this Title
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Young Adult Top Forty