Kahoolawe, The first landing: January 4, 1976
Photographs from Ian Lind's photo archives

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It was the beginning of 1976, the American bicentennial. The phone rang. It was Gail Prejean, head of the Hawaiian Coalition of Native Claims. "Hey, pack some things. We're going over to Maui. Charley Maxwell and a bunch of guys from Molokai are going to occupy Kahoolawe." I couldn't refuse an invitation like that.

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