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Treaty Beer - 2

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Nez Perce tribe member Jo Ann Kauffman, Executive Director of the Seattle Indian Health Board, poured a can of Treaty Beer into a garbage can. She appeared at a press conference condemning the new product and said the can contained "Hate and prejudice." Conference was at Indian center near Fort Lawton.
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Indians, Nisqually - 14

Catherine Frank, left, stands beside husband James V. Mills. Frank is a Nisqually tribal member and Mills is a Yakima tribal member. Also pictured: mother, blanket keeper, left, and food basket keeper at right.


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Indians, Nisqually - 16

Nisqually law enforcement officers, Jack Jewart, left, and Clyde Parsons, check over their new patrol boat at the Steilacoom Marina. The boat will be used for tribal fisheries regulation enforcement on Puget Sound.


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Indians, Puyallup (General) - 6

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Three-year-old Calvin Medina, Tacoma, checks out his competition and other tribal dress during the Puyallup tribe's Pow Wow. There was singing, dancing, eating, and competition for best dress and dance.
Photo by David Brandt

Indians, Puyallup (General) - 7

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Artist rendering of Puyallup Tribal Bingo Hall


A year after the Puyallup Tribe reached a $162 million settlement which guaranteed hundreds of new jobs, social services, and economic rebirth programs began to receive funding. “Among the tribe’s projects for economic improvement is a $2.1 million state-of-the-art bingo hall, seating up to 1,500 people, to be built in east Tacoma.” The bingo hall was estimated to generate between 90 to 150 jobs.

Indians, Puyallup (General) - 16

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Joe Washington, shaman of the Lummis, led the Puyallup Tribe in a ceremony marking the start of the salmon run. The ancient ceremony was held on tribal land near the Portland Avenue Bridge. The ceremony ended with a wedding. Joe Washington asked for the tribe’s adults to remember what they had seen and to pass the knowledge on to their children. Photo by Tribune staff member Russ Carmack.

Indians, Puyallup (General) - 25

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Photo by Kai Silva


Puyallup Tribal members try to stop Wildlife agents from confiscating fish. Ralph Larson director of the state Game department had restricted all fishing starting on December 5th. Three Puyallup tribal officers were cited for permitting tribal members to fish in waters that were closed to all. Photo by Kai Silva.

Indians, Puyallup (General) - 41

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Indian cigs
Photo by Bob Rudsit


Police and state revenue agents seized cartons of unstamped cigarettes and other Tabacco products allegedly headed for the Satiacum Smoke Shop. The raid was based on a state law prohibiting unlicensed distributors from handling unstamped cigarettes. Puyallup Tribal member Robert Satiacum is not a licensed dealer according to Robert Munzinger, who serves as assistant director of field operations for the Revenue Department. Photo by Tribune staff member Bob Rudsit.
A person walks to a smoke shop that has "Drive in Window Service" written on the front.

Indians, Nisqually - 1

Robert Thomas wears a raven headdress during the dedication ceremonies for the new Nisqually Tribal Center west of Yelm. Several hundred tribal members and guests attended the ceremonies which included speeches, songs, dances, and an outdoor feast prepared by Army and Nisqually cooks.


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Indians, Nisqually - 4

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Two people are standing by a campfire, while two other people lead two horses along the bank of a river. Two unmanned boats rest on the shore nearby.

Indians, Nisqually - 10

Two Nisqually tribal members prepare nets in lower Nisqually River in defiance of state regulations. Nisqually tribal members planned to exercise their right to fish under the Medicine Creek Treaty following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision which allowed states to regulate off-reservation Native fishing.


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Fisheries Men Watch

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Steve Wilson, left, and Nisqually leader George Kalama inspect gravel channel created for rearing fish on the Nisqually River to supplement fish that are produced naturally.


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