How The U.S. Territory Of Guam Became An American Colony

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Guam has been colonized by the Spanish, occupied by the Japanese and militarized by the Americans. But the history of its indigenous Chamorro people goes back even further. AJ+ went to Guam to speak with indigenous Chamorro people about the island's complicated past.

Archival photos courtesy of Getty, AP, Shutterstock, Library of Congress, Antonio Sablan, Juan C. Benavente and Edward C. Siguenza.

Archival videos courtesy of Getty, ABC News, AP, Reuters, Archive.org and the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center:
1929-1931: Guam Proclamation, Governor Willis Winter Bradley Jr. Papers, MSS960, The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, University of Guam. Mangilao, Guam.
1929-1931: School Drills and Parades, Governor Willis Winter Bradley Jr. Papers, MSS960, The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, University of Guam. Mangilao, Guam.

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