Oakes then went on to spearhead several movements including the occupation of Alcatraz Island, where nearly 80 Native Americans took over the area for 19 months to successfully reclaim it as Indian land.
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In 1972, he was shot and killed at age 30 by YMCA camp manager Michael Morgan after Oakes confronted him about the mistreatment of Native American children.
Since his death, the influencer has been honored by singer Magneto Dayo and the band Field Report through song. Now, Google is paying tribute to him. Check out the doodle archive to see Oakes' animated doodle.