Idyllic teepees at the US's most notorious prison: Fascinating photos reveal life on the Rock in the late 1960s when Native Americans occupied Alcatraz
For anyone who ever has taken the misty boat ride across San Francisco bay to the Rock, the legacy of Alcatraz, America’s notorious ‘premier maximum security prison’ still lingers on the picturesque island.
From 1934 until 1963, the Rock was home to some of the most infamous gangsters in history, including Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly but this is not the only fascinating time period still haunting the eerie destination.
After the prison closed, the General Service Administration debated how to re-purpose the languishing island. A group of five Sioux Indians filed an ownership claim... read more
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