Indians: New Flag Over Alcatraz

Twice during November, a small band of Indians put ashore on the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay. Twice, U.S. officials escorted them quickly back to the mainland. It was a different story the third time. Fourscore young Indians ferried to the Rock at night, and instead of being turned back, they were welcomed by Deputy Caretaker Glenn Dodson, who announced that he was one-eighth Indian himself. Thereupon, Dodson directed them to quarters in what had been the warden's house before the Federal Government closed the prison in 1963.

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