Item #3437 The Longest Walk. Come My Brothers. Let Us See What Kind of World We Make for Our Children... [caption title]. Native Americans, Civil Rights.

The Longest Walk. Come My Brothers. Let Us See What Kind of World We Make for Our Children... [caption title]

[San Francisco?]: 1978. Three-color poster, approximately 17.5 x 23 inches. Several small perforations at corners where previously posted. Contemporary ink annotations in lower margins. Even toning and light dust soiling in margins. About very good. Item #3437

Scarce and attractive poster for "The Longest Walk," a five-month, three-thousand-mile march led by the American Indian Movement in 1978 to protest legislation that sought to abrogate treaties with Indian Nations, limit tribal rights, and curtail the claims of reservations to natural resources, among other indignities. The walk began on February 11, 1978, at Alcatraz, which had been occupied in protest by Native Americans nearly a decade earlier, and proceeded to Washington, D.C., where over 30,000 marchers arrived on July 15. The poster, printed in black, teal, and red, depicts an American Indian overlooking a semi-abstract Western scene, with text that provides information about the beginning of the march and its goals: "To bring attention to anti-Indian legislation now in the House & Senate. These bills will TERMINATE the treaties between the U.S. & Native people. The effect of these bills will cause the complete Extermination of Indian people as a race. Hunting, Fishing & Water Rights of Indian people will be taken away. The remaining land will be taken away from Indian people." The Longest Walk was the last and most prominent action of the American Indian Movement before its national leadership dissolved at the end of the same year. We locate no institutional examples.

Price: $1,500.00