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Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 1

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Two protestors in warm clothing stand in the center of the photograph, holding signs that read "Chunksa Yuha Is Not Our Messanger," and "Hell No Hanta Yo Is Not Our "Roots."


Native American protesters confront author Ruth Beebe Hill over claims her book Hanta Yo is filled with misinformation about Indigenous history, specifically Hill’s saga about two Sioux families.

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 2

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In a black and white photo, a crowd of a half dozen demonstrators walk past a couple exiting a car. Most of the signs they are holding are obscured, but one sign reads "... Proof of the Deer Hide."


Native American protesters confront author Ruth Beebe Hill over claims her book Hanta Yo is filled with misinformation about Indigenous history, specifically Hill’s saga about two Sioux families.

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 3

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In a black and white photo, two protestors stand closer to the camera with one person holding an obscured sign behind them. The individual on the left is wearing a patterned wool sweater and matching hat, and holding a sign reading: "Let Our Ancestors Rest They Are Not Here To Defend Themselves."


Native American protesters confront author Ruth Beebe Hill over claims her book Hanta Yo is filled with misinformation about Indigenous history, specifically Hill’s saga about two Sioux families.

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 4

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Two protestors stand in front of the Playtime Rex Theater in Tacoma's Eastside neighborhood. The original Rex Theater opened in 1919, and closed its doors in 1958. In 1980, adult theater corporation Playtime Cinemas reopened the location as the Playtime Rex Theater for live performances and adult movie showings. In the photograph, the theater sign reads, "Playtime Rex: Annete Haven In Person Tonight." The protestors pose underneath the marquee, holding picket signs that read, "Citizens Against Porn" on the left, and "Get Filth Out of Our Neighborhood," "Unless Ye Repent So Ye Also Shall Perish," held by the person on the right.

Rex Theater Article from cinematreasures.org.

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 5

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About 700 fishermen, mainly members of sportsmen groups, picketed the federal courthouse in protest of District Court Judge George H. Boldt's decision to grant special fishing rights to Native Americans. Photo by Bob Rudsit.


A crowd of several dozen gather on A Street in Downtown Tacoma outside the Old Post Office. Most of the signs held are blurred or other wise unreadable, but several visible signs read, "Fish Now Elk This Fall." Three small boats and one RV is parked along the street protestors are gathered on.

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 2

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Tacoma Smelter Picketed
Members of Tacoma Local 25 of the United Steelworkers Union marched Monday morning in front of the main gate of the American Smelting and Refining Co. here. Nearly 1,000 workers struck at midnight and shut down the copper-smelting plant as part of a nationwide strike.
Photograph by Jerry Buck

Anti-Nuclear Movement - 2

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As a submarine approaches from the right, protestor Sallie Shawl lets her feeling be known to passersby on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge shortly before noon today. Shawl had been tipped off that the passing sub might prove to be a Trident class unit, which it apparently was not. None-the-less, Shawl noted that even Non-Trident subs have nuclear weapons capabilities so the protestor continues her display. When a Washington State Patrol officer stopped on the bridge to scoot Shawl away (saying she had been warned twice to leave the bridge) his car set in motion a three-car rear-ender that resulted in more than minor damage to a car driven by Greg Splett, 19, of Bremerton. Splett's car was the last in line to be involved in the accident. The middle vehicle, a small pick-up driven by John Lee, 43, of Gig Harbor also received damage. The lead car, driven by a woman I didn't get the name of, received apparently little or no damage. A classic object lesson in A CAUSE AND AN EFFECT.
Geff Hinds – Photo

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 6

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Striking teamsters Mike Brennen (left) and Brent Ranton play chess while waiting for Teamsters Local 313 and Pierce County beer distributors to agree on wages. The teamsters stopped delivering beer after talks about wages broke down. Photo by staff member Russ Carmack.

Homosexuals - 1

Demonstrators show their support for the La Girls show by holding signs. After being cancelled at three Tacoma-area locations, the La Girls show was performed at the Sherwood Inn. The event brought both supporters and opponents of the La Girls show.


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Homosexuals

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 3

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Russ Carmack/Photographer


Sally Zimmerman and Mary Ann Calkins, wives of Tacoma ironworkers Union Local 114, became stand-in pickets for their husbands and the union. The women appeared at a construction site on 19th and South State streets. Photo by staff member Russ Carmack.

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 4

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Workers picketed Utilities Department headquarters
Photo by Warren Anderson


Striking Water Division employees picketed the Utilities building and other facilities, blaming the bargaining impasse on the Utilities Director Aldo J Benedetti. Photo by staff member Warren Anderson.

Anti-Nuclear Movement - 4

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News-Peace March
People from around the state participated in a local demonstration as "The Great Peace March" arrived in Washington D.C. They had a rally on the steps of the Capitol Building in Olympia, then had a symbolic march down the capitol grounds and a few blocks into the town. The local demonstration in Olympia was sponsored by the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Coalition.
Larry Burnbaum
Photo by Susie Post

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 8

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Around 40 Iranian students marched nine miles through Tacoma, bringing attention to the revolution occurring inside Iran. They were protesting the Iranian state and the shah. Demonstrators, wearing masks, carry banners and signs reading, "Down with the Shah- the puppet of US Imperialism," "Stop and Shah's Bloodbath," and "Independence and democracy for Iran." Staff photo by Bob Rudsit.

Homosexuals - 3

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A happy trio make their way up Broadway and towards Volunteer Park during todays Gay Pride parade in Downtown Seattle.
Geff Hinds Photo


Three people participating in a demonstration walk with their arms around each other. One holds a sign reading, "United Against Nazis! Radical Women."

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 5

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Photograph by Bob Rudsit


Striking gasfitters and electrical workers stall in talks with employers. The strike had been in progress for 69 days. About 340 union members from parts of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Lewis counties have been affected, with an additional 260 members of other unions striking in support. Photo by staff member Bob Rudsit.

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 9

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Two demonstrators march outside of the Metropolitan Development Council office. One holds a sign reading, "What is MDC doing for Puerto Rican Community?" Another sign says, "MDC does not serve us (Puerto Ricans) at all!"

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