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By Trova Heffernan

Billy Frank Jr. used to be an early player within the struggle for tribal fishing rights in the course of the Sixties. Roughed up, belittled, and handcuffed at the riverbank, he emerged as the most influential Northwest Indians in smooth heritage. His efforts helped result in the 1974 ruling by means of Federal pass judgement on George H. Boldt maintaining Northwest tribal fishing rights and allocating part the harvestable capture to them. this day, he keeps to aid Indian nation and folks by means of operating to guard salmon and repair the environment.

Where the Salmon Run tells the existence tale of Billy Frank Jr., from his father's influential stories, in the course of the tricky and contentious days of the Fish Wars, to this day. in accordance with large interviews with Billy, his kin, 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 folk who helped him alongside the way.

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