By Trova Heffernan
Billy Frank Jr. was once an early player within the struggle for tribal fishing rights in the course of the Nineteen Sixties. Roughed up, belittled, and handcuffed at the riverbank, he emerged as some of the most influential Northwest Indians in sleek background. His efforts helped lead to the 1974 ruling by way of Federal pass judgement on George H. Boldt declaring Northwest tribal fishing rights and allocating part the harvestable trap to them. this present day, he keeps to help Indian kingdom and folks by means of operating to guard salmon and restoration the environment.
Where the Salmon Run tells the lifestyles tale of Billy Frank Jr., from his father's influential stories, throughout the tricky and contentious days of the Fish Wars, to this present day. in response to wide interviews with Billy, his relatives, shut advisors, in addition to political allies and previous foes, and the holdings of Washington State's cultural associations, we find out about the fellow in the back of the legend, and the folks who helped him alongside the way.
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Where the Salmon Run: The Life and Legacy of Bill Frank Jr. by Trova Heffernan