Headlines from the Fishing Rights Conflict
It is Indians vs U.S. Army Again
But this time the red man’s shots are legal documents, fired by a Seattle Attorney The Nisqually Indians and the Army are feuding again. There have been a skirmishes along the boundary between Fort Lewis and the Nisqually Reservation. –Seattle Times 4-13-58
Indians Crowd Longhouse, Plan War on White Man
The lamps in the longhouse burned late tonight in a Quinault Tribal Council meeting that probably will result in the banning of the white man from Lake Quinault. –Seattle Times 3-16-61
Indians Up In Arms Over Raid
Indians On Warpath to Save Fishing 1959?
Indian salmon fishermen went on the warpath, whiteman style, in legislative halls yesterday and converted House Joint Memorial 3 into a dead fish – they hope.
The memorial asks that Congress give the state jurisdiction over Indian fishing rights.
But a delegation of Indian fishermen held a powwow with the House Fisheries Committee. . . –Daily Olympian 1-9-62
Indians Seeing Red Over River Arrests –Daily Olympian 1-11-62
Indian Band Defies Game Department
It looks like more trouble along the Nisqually River. State Game Department officials were in a huddle Wednesday noon to decide what to do about a group of renegade redmen who have chosen to ignore state orders and net fish where they please along the river. –Daily Olympian 1-22-64
Renegade Rally-But No Fish-In Set For Nisqually
A renegade rally is planned Friday evening on the Nisqually River to commemorate the fish-in battle of a year ago between Indians and state agents. –Daily Olympian 3-9-64
The Plight of Our Indians: More Sinned Against Than Sinners –Seattle Post-Intelligencer 4-21-64
Puyallup Chief to Seek Teepee Full of Wampum
The hereditary chief of the Puyallup Indians wants $62 million from Washington state for himself, his children and his heirs the next thousand years for losses he contends they will suffer because of a state ban on off-reservation net fishing in the Puyallup River. –Daily Olympian 5-15-64
Battle of Teepee Heehee: Tacoma’s Boys in Blue Quash Indian Uprising
Five Indians were arrested here Tuesday – after a frantic chase down Tacoma Avenue – when they refused to take down a teepee they had erected on the front lawn of the County-City Building. -Daily Olympian 9-1-64
Indians Win Fight Over Fish
Although the Indian tribes of Washington State long ago abandoned the war path as a means of settling their differences with the white man, in reality they just moved indoors and substituted lawyers for warriors. –Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1-10-65
The Mis-Mass Brightened a Drab Day
The Indian invasion of Olympia turned out little more than a kind of maverick raid, but the few lonesome raiders did provide color to an otherwise drab day on the hill. –Daily Olympian 2-2-65
Indians Going on Warpath: Canoes to Start in Lake
Seven Indians will begin a two day demonstration on the east edge of Lake Union at noon today. They are going on the warpath. –Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3-29-65
From Tug O War to Threats – New Warfare Warms Up –Daily Olympian 9-3-65
Van Allen to the Rescue – Indians Cut Off Fish Officials At the River
Fifty whooping Indian men, women and children went on the warpath early Saturday along the Thurston side of the Nisqually River during a midnight raid by State Game Department officials on nets they said were illegally placed. -Daily Olympian 10-10-65
Nisqually Indians Hit Warpath Early Saturday
The smoldering feud between the Nisqually Indians and the state game department broke in to minor violence early Saturday morning on the Nisqually River. -Nisqually Valley News 11-14-65
Shades of the Little Big Horn – Game Agents, Indians Have a River Bank Bash
Fighting swirled along the banks of the Nisqually again Wednesday as state officials nipped a fish-in before a single salmon could be landed. -Daily Olympian 10-14-65
On the Capitol Warpath
Indians went on the warpath on Capitol Hill Monday afternoon, turned the Senate gallery into a battleground for half an hour and ended up rubbing buckskins with Thurston County juvenile authorities. -Daily Olympian 2-7-6
In the summer of 1968 a group of Native Americans and their supporters led by Janet McCloud pitched tents on the grounds of the state capitol to help bring attention to the problems of Native Americans. The following are some excerpts from an article about this:
Teepee & Tents: For As long as the sun shines . . . the Mountains Stand . . .?
Tuesday was a fine day for an interview. As we approached the Indian encampment at the corner of a tract which paleface squatters have nearly filled with Capitol buildings, the voice of Janet McCloud floated across the threadbare greensward. . .
Janet and the visiting newsmen were still wading around in the spilt milk of three centuries ago. Janet was also charging, in effect, that the white man is a locust upon the land; that he came to these shores a homeless serf and stayed in defiance of the Great Spirit, who had chosen this continent for the Indians.