Native Americans at Nike site, Chicago, Illinois

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Native Americans at Nike site, Chicago, Illinois

Description

Black and white photograph of a Native American gathering held at the abandoned Belmont Harbor Nike missile site in Chicago, Illinois. In the photograph, a woman is standing next to a chain link fence with multiple posters posted upon it in protest including one that reads, "Our Treaties Have Been Broken!!! Three Hundred Years of Indian Genocide Has To Stop," and two others promoting a music performance by Stone Savage, "Chicago's only tribal rock band." In June of 1971, this group of Native Americans and their supporters occupied the abandoned area of Chicago’s Belmont Harbor in the hopes that the site be set aside for housing units for Native Americans as well as a school for Native American children. Scanned from the negative.

Coverage

1970s

Date

1971-06-15

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

RHC-183_L107-0036a

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image/jpeg

Type

Image

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Gilbert, Douglas R., “Native Americans at Nike site, Chicago, Illinois,” Digital Collections, accessed April 18, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/55285.
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