Jill Leovy and Robert Jablon
 

John Trudell, then 25, speaks to reporters about a 1971 Native American occupation of a remote former Nike site near Richmond, Calif. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
 
John Trudell, a Native American activist who became a spokesman for American Indian protesters during their 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island — and whose personal grief-inspired poetry was celebrated by famous fans such as Bob Dylan— died Tuesday. He was 69.
 
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