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  • Resource Database / History / United States / 20th Century

    Resources: 5 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    Alcatraz Indian Occupation
      US - Northwest
    4 page document on the history of Alcatraz, and the 1969-71 occupation, by Dr. Troy Johnson. Hosted by the National Park Service.
    More sites on www.nps.gov
    Carlisle Indian School (1879 - 1918)
      US - Northeast
    Designed, written and executed with the purpose of offering glimpses into the school and its history. A collaborative effort of Barbara Landis and Genevieve Bell.
    CDC Oral History Project: Dineh Cooperatives, Incorporated
    Navajo US - Southwest
    The Navajo Nation, which occupies 25,000 square miles of land in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, was the largest and one of the most resource rich Indian territories in the country in the 1960s. Its development had long been hampered, however, by its status as a Native American reservation. The U.S. government had first begun a campaign to "pacify" the Navajo people and thoroughly disrupt their way of life during the Mexican War. After a protracted battle to retain their ancestral lands, the Navajo people were forced to accept a treaty in 1868 that relegated them to their present territory, and effectively categorized them as second class citizens.
    Terrell's Texas Cavalry, 34th Regiment
    Black Confederates Why haven't we heard more about them? National Park Service historian, Ed Bearrs, stated, "I don't want to call it a conspiracy to ignore the role of Blacks both above and below the Mason-Dixon line, but it was definitely a tendency that began around 1910."
    Navajo US - Southwest
    With hundreds of links to primary sources at the US national archives, tells the story of the Navajo code and how it was used by the US Marines during WWII to win the war in the Pacific.

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