Incident Summary:

08/06/1975: In a series of two related incidents, the George Jackson Brigade bombed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' administration office in Everett, Washington, United States. There were no casualties but the building sustained an estimated $10,000 in damages.

GTD ID:
197508060002

When:
1975-08-06

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Washington

City:
Everett

Location Details:
Outside door

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Bureau of Indian Affairs
Specific Description Administration office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Everett Washington
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $10,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
dynamite packed with clothes in a suitcase
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This is part of a multiple attack with 197508050003. After the incident an anonymous caller to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer stated that the bomb was detonated to "protest…FBI activities at (the) Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations." One month earlier, two members of the FBI and one Native American died in a shoot-out at Pine Ridge.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
George Jackson Brigade No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"2 U.S. Buildings Damaged By Bombs in Seattle Area," New York Times, August 7, 1975.
"Explosion Damages Denver Courthouse After Bomb Threat," New York Times, August 9, 1975.
Lester A. Sobel, "Political Terrorism: Volume 2 1974-1978," Facts on File, Inc., 1978.