I'm pretty sure the date was Nov 20, not Nov 19, the Indian gathered in Sausalito at the no-name saloon whose bartender Peter Bowen and several of his commrades provided the boats, 3 I believe. 80 students from UCLA, Long Beach, and Santa Cruz joined the students from SFSU and Berkeley, so the number was more than 78, probably closer to over 90. Thanks for not giving credit to AIM though, no disrespect intended, but AIM had nothing to do as an organization, with the planning, execution, or leadership of the Alcatraz occupation. We interviewed Dennis Banks for our documentary Alcatraz Is Not An Island and in his interview he specifically said that AIM was not even national at that time and was focusing on issues in Minneapolis-St Paul. Dennis and others from AIM came to the island about 2 weeks after the start of the occupation, they came, they supported it,they met Richard Oakes and the other student leaders, LaNada, etc, and they left and took the idea of "occupying Indian land" home with them. Some individual AIM members stayed or returned, but they did necessarily represent AIM and AIM as an organization held no sway over governing of the island. Dennis's interview was taken out of the PBS one hour version of the documentary because we were concerned that even his appearance in the doc, even if it was to set the record straight, which Dennis was glad to do, would have the unintended consequence of continuing the inaccurate linking of AIM to the actual occupation, which to this day remains a thorn in the side of many of the Alcatraz Occupation veterans that I have spoken to. There are still websites that refer to the occupation as the "AIM occupation of Alcatraz." So thanks for getting that part correct.Truth matters.