Gold Greed Genocide
Late 20th Early 21st Century
17 in HIGH x 22 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 55.88 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom right corner has a recycling symbol, union label, "147 Inkworks Press". Small text in the lower part of the right margin gives contact information to find out more from "Project Underground" in Berkeley and reads "The painting and poster were / funded by grants from the Native / American Cultural Center / of San Francisco, the LEF / Foundation and the Seventh / Generation Fund. Thanks to / Inkworks for printing and design."

This horizontally-oriented poster has a yellow border with black, triangular designs at the top and bottom of the page. An illustration that includes a large pit in the ground with a landscape of people doing various agriculture-related jobs around it fills the center of the page. There is a piece of construction equipment digging gold and jewels out of the pit. Two women to the left tend a field. People in the upper left corner fish and work in a field. There is a white building resembling a California Mission in the upper center of the image. The left and right margin of the page are brown and text in the left margin titled "Gold / Green / Genocide" explains the impact of the gold rush and continued mining on Native Californians. Text in the right column tells "About the artist,_Denise Davis, whose family / is from the Maidu tribe of the / Sierra foothills". |
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