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From the Arawak Indians to Norma Jean Croy

ID Number: 31694
Maker: Ester Hernández
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1992
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 66.3 cm x 50.9 cm; 26 1/8 in x 20 1/16 in
Main Subject: Native Americans; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Rights; Political Prisoners
Materials: Matte paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
From the Arawak Indians to Norma Jean Croy 500 Years of Resistance 1492-1992 September 19, 1992: Benefit for Norma Jean Croy, Native American Lesbian Cultural/Political Prisoner and International Tribunal Indigenous Peoples and Oppressed Nations organized by the American Indian Movement (AIM). Sponsored by: Gay American Indians, Norma Jean Croy Defense Committee, Out of Control - Lesbian Committee to Support Women Political Prisoners, Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention, Revolting Lesbians, The On Our Rag Collective and Individual members of the Lesbian and Gay Communities of the Bay Area Designed by: Ester Hernandez Printing: Alliance Graphics/ Typesetting: Reneé Moreno Graphics [on image printed signature] Ester Hernandez © '92 [in pencil bottom] Estér Hernandez Norma Jean Croy

Acquisition Number: 2009-166

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

Exhibition Annotation:
NORMA JEAN CROY A Native American woman from Shasta County, California, Norma Jean Croy was accosted by police along with her brother, Hootie. An officer died in the incident. Hootie eventually won a new trial and was acquitted on grounds of self-defense, but although Norma Jean was not even armed, it took many years to obtain her release. After 19 years in prison, Norma Jean's conviction was overturned in 1997. She now lives in Oakland, California..* *[update 2019: may have died]

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