Indians claim army surplus land near Davis

Date: 11/3/1970
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KPIX 103593
16mm newsfilm
KPIX's Ben Williams reports from an army communications camp seven miles West of Davis on November 3rd 1970, where a group of American Indians have just initiated an occupation. Williams explains they are invoking the same 1868 treaty rights that the Indians on Alcatraz cited as legal grounds to claim surplus government land. He also interviews a spokesman for the group who declares: "We feel that we could use it [the land] for a better purpose ... than UC Davis would for their rice paddies and their monkey center." Ends with reporters trying to interview a reluctant army Colonel, as he assesses the developing situation.
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