The Trail of Broken Treaties cross-country protest began on the west coast in the fall of 1972 and ended in early November in Washington, DC. Participants traveled via car, bus, and van to bring attention to issues affecting American Indians and to advocate for better housing, education, and employment. Organizations that sponsored the protest included the American Indian Movement (AIM), the National American Indian Council, and the Native American Rights Fund.
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A poster commemorating the 1972 Trail of Broken Treaties protest march. The poster was created for a 1973 exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California in Oakland, California. The poster reads, "Trail of Broken Treaties/ Co-Sponors: Indians of all tribes and Special Exhibits and Education Department/ Cultural Activities Oakland Auditorium March 31- April 1/ Special Exhibition The Oakland Museum April 27-May 20."
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