Editor, The Daily Olympian: The once noble Redmen are certainly having their prestige destroyed by a hand-full of Western Washington Indians. They are defying superior court rulings. They are resorting to foul epitaphs and bloody clubs, instead of letting the courts of our great land be the arbitrators. My deepest respects [...]
Archive for April, 2009
Editor,The Sunday Olympian: Just why do our public officials, after being appointed to head certain departments of our state government, take it upon themselves to make certain laws and to interpret existing laws to fit their personal beliefs? Take our Game Department which has a great crusade going on at present [...]
Editor,The Daily Olympian: Since the white man landed on the Indians’ land he has continued to crowd the Red man back by murdering them by the thousands. Sometimes the Red man fought back and then he became known as a savage. Why? Because he only tried to vain to defend his rights [...]
Editor,The Daily Olympia: Marion Brando wanted to attract out attention to the plight of the American Indians and their treaties. It was not for publicity as some thought. He doesn’t need publicity. But he became aware of the sad treatment and the wrongs done through the years to the first and real [...]
Washington State Indians, in their running battle with state agencies, have a well-publicized champion in Marlon Brando, the actor. Brando and a San Francisco clergyman were arrested by a representative on the State Game Department yesterday after they netted fish in the Puyallup River as a demonstration of support for Indian [...]
Editor the Daily Olympian: There are two basic facts of the Indian controversy.
A Treaty was signed giving the Indians fishing rights in the usual and accustomed places.
The white man is now living off the Indians’ homeland while continuing to break the Indian Treaties.
Instead of using subtle and devious means trying to weasel out of the [...]
The Daily Olympian: That letter of the assistant commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs was interesting. I honestly tried to imagine the chiefs of the Indian tribes hereabout in 1854 stepping up to the treaty table to sign an agreement granting “the Indians the right to take fish. . . in common with [...]
The Daily Olympian: A funny thing, Justice! A Hollywood publicity hound can come up here, net steelhead, strictly illegal, fish without a license, get plenty publicity and then is turned loose. While a few Indians who claim to have rights under the old treaty allowing them to fish in order to buy clothing and food, [...]
3 Nisqually Indians Get Suspended Jail Terms In Fish Case Daily Olympian
January 14, 1964
TACOMA (AP)- Three Indians, conviced of illegal fishing on the Nisqually River in a case which has been going on through the courts for two years, were sentenced here Monday by Superior Court Judge Harden B. Soule.
Judge Soule sentenced all three [...]
Indian Fishermen Files Suit Over Nisqually River Arrest
June 26, 1963
Olympia, Washington: A fishing squabble that bubbled up in the banks of the Nisqually River carried a $156,000 price tag when it flowed into U.S. District Court in Seattle this week, 18 months after agents of the State Game Department arrested five Indians on charges [...]