Trail of Broken Treaties Caravan, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1972 (by Dick Bancroft)
On October 24, 1972, the Trail of Broken Treaties—a cross-country protest caravan organized in large part by the Minnesota-based American Indian Movement—arrived in St. Paul. During their stop in the Twin Cities, activists released a position paper spelling out a list of demands including reviews of existing treaties, the return of certain native lands, and abolition of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The protest headed east from Minnesota and culminated in the takeover and trashing of BIA headquarters in Washington, DC.
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Photo via Minnesota Historical Society