Who was on the Longest Walk in 1978?
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Beside this, what happened during the Longest Walk 1978?
The first Longest Walk, in 1978, was a 3,000-mile march across the United States to bring attention to the rights of Native people in the United States and to protest 11 anti-Indian bills introduced in Congress that threatened treaty rights. Ultimately, not one of the 11 bills before Congress was passed.
Beside above, what was the most important effect of the longest walk? Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Explanation: This is the most important effect that "the longest walk" had on legislation.
Moreover, when did the longest walk end?
Roughly two thousand people, evenly split between Native Americans and their supporters, completed a five month march from San Francisco when they entered Washington DC on July 15, 1978. After stopping in Meridian Hill Park for a rally, they ended the 2,700 mile journey at the Washington Monument.
Who were the leaders of the American Indian Movement?
Dennis Banks Russell Means Clyde Bellecourt