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Tweet Billy Frank Jr. The "fish-ins" and demonstrations Frank helped organize in the s and s, along with accompanying law suits, led to the Boldt decision ofwhich restored to the federally recognized tribes the legal right to fish as they always had.
Following the Boldt decision, Frank was a leader in the work to save the river and its fish. From Confrontation to Cooperation: It was a rallying cry. His Nisqually people and other Northwest tribes were determined not to assimilate into urban American, but to live as they had for centuries.
The Nisquallys are a sovereign nation by law. Although forced to withstand the land grabs and environmental depredations of the white society that surrounded and overwhelmed them, they became determined to claim and protect the few rights reserved by them under treaties with the United States.
For years, the State of Washington regarded the Treaty of Medicine Creek as an irrelevant nuisance. The State insisted that it could impose its fishing regulations on the tribes, notwithstanding the treaty. It tried to do so forcefully, destroying property and making hundreds of arrests.
But the traditions and training passed on to Billy Frank Jr. The tribes had given ground and shed blood over the years, but they were determined to fight for what was rightfully theirs.
Left unsaid was that he also expected to be around for a long while and, knowing that much still needed to be done to clean up the waters and save the salmon, he remained active and involved into his eighties, exuding the energy of a man with no thought of retirement.
The grass would be blowing. I know what it was like, because my dad did it with me when I was a little boy" Wilkinson, Of how habitat is nurtured. Of how things are done. Dad would take a canoe down to the mud flats at low tide for the clams, the oysters, the geoducks.
The salmon runs were strong. The process of harvesting a share of the salmon runs and preserving the fish was passed down to Billy as it had been to his predecessors for the millennia his people had lived in the delta.
The same was true for the wild berries and camas roots that had fed the Nisqually people through the years.
Billy Frank was first arrested in Decemberwhen he was just The Fish-in Protests at Franks Landing by Gabriel Chrisman Historically, the most important civil rights issue for Native Americans in Washington State has been fishing rights.
Frank’s Landing, six acres along the Nisqually River owned by Nisqually tribal leader Billy Frank, Jr. and his year-old father, became a focal point in the fight for tribal treaty rights in the Northwest. Novelist Sir Walter Scott called them the 'children of the mist.' Little did he realize that the Clan MacGregor has a ROYAL background stretching through the .
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