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Where the Salmon Run: The Life and Legacy of Billy Frank Jr.
Billy Frank Jr. was an early participant in the fight for tribal fishing rights during the 1960s. Roughed up, belittled, and handcuffed on the riverbank, he emerged as one of the most influential Northwest Indians in modern history. His efforts helped bring about the 1974 ruling by Federal Judge George H. Boldt affirming Northwest tribal fishing rights and allocating half ...more
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by University of Washington Press
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While the writing is a bit choppy, this is a great portrait of Billy Frank and an in-depth introduction to work he has done on Treaty rights and environmental issues. Frank's work is something I believe more people should know and understand, and this book is an accessible read that I recommend for anyone with an interest in social and environmental justice and/or Washington/U.S./Native American history. I was lucky enough to see many of the people mentioned in the book speak this week at an ...more