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Break the Chains of Imperialism

Seven Generations 2020

Unidentified Artist
Break the Chains of Imperialism
ca. 1975
lithograph on paper
26 x 20 in.
Albuquerque Museum, gift of Diane Palley
PC2020.34.100

At the end of World War II, the United States championed the cause of global decolonization, following the de facto collapse of empires. Activists at home, though, argued that the US should focus on histories of colonialism and treaty obligations to Native nations. Ending US imperialism was one focus of activists working in the 1940s and 1950s. Years later, the American Indian Movement (AIM) became active in international struggles and appeared on the floor of the United Nations.