Kent Blansett

Kent Blansett

Kent Blansett is an Associate Professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He is a Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Shawnee and Potawatomi descendant and author of the first biography of Richard Oakes entitled, A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).

Native Americans

The occupation of Alcatraz was a victory for indigenous people

On 50th anniversary of the takeover of the island, it's time to recognise how it inspired a global indigenous movement.

The occupation of Alcatraz was a victory for indigenous people