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Unsettled Territory – Fight for Fort Lawton

Season 1 | Episode 3

In 1970, Native Americans took a stand at Seattle’s Fort Lawton to secure a land base for urban Native culture. This episode of Unsettled Territory follows the story of how members of the United Indians of All Tribes Federation (UIATF) arrived at the Fort with a proclamation as the land was being decommissioned as a military base: “We, the native Americans, reclaim the land known as Fort Lawton in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery.” Nearly half a century later, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center remains the headquarters of the UIATF, providing the Native American community with a wide range of social and community services while welcoming people of all backgrounds to visit and learn.

Unsettled Territory celebrates the often untold, yet evocative, moments that have helped to shape Seattle’s cultural heritage. We invite you to come and explore. #UnsettledTerritory

To learn more, visit https://visitseattle.org/unsettled-territory-thefightforfortlawton/.

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