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"Longest Walk" poster, 1978

In the 1970s, as Native Americans mobilized to demand tribal rights, protest treaty violations, and call attention to economic devastation on the reservations, the Smithsonian documented their activities by collecting buttons, pamphlets, posters, T-shirts, and other material. This poster from the Longest Walk, a pan-Indian civil rights march from California to Washington, D.C., was acquired from the march's Washington headquarters in 1978.

See also: Native American History, Political Protest

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