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Google Doodle recognizes Native American activist Hank Adams

The late activist Hank Adams' 81st birthday is Thursday. Image courtesy of Google Doodle
The late activist Hank Adams' 81st birthday is Thursday. Image courtesy of Google Doodle

May 16 (UPI) -- Thursday's Google Doodle celebrates the late Native American rights activist Hank Adams on his 81st birthday.

The artwork features a portrait of the American Indian Movement leader speaking at a podium, juxtaposed with a forest landscape featuring a sunset, trees, a deer and tribal fishermen in a boat.

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Adams is known for his extensive knowledge of Indigenous law and expert tactical skills in organizing protests.

He is the author of "20 Points," a document that "summarizes Indigenous needs, a history of their treaty rights, and includes a call for new treaties with the federal government," according to the Library of Congress.

"An indispensable leader, and essential follower and a brilliant strategist, he shaped more Native American civil, human and treaty rights policies than most people even know are important or why," the Northwest Treaty Tribes said in a press release when the Montana native died in 2020 at the age of 77.

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