Messages from Frank's Landing: A Story of Salmon,

Messages from Frank's Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties, and the Indian Way [Ebook] ➦ Messages from Frank's Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties, and the Indian Way Author Charles F. Wilkinson – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In Federal Judge George H Boldt issued one of the most sweeping rulings in the history of the Pacific Northwest, affirming the treaty rights of Northwest tribal fishermen and allocating to them perc InFederal Judge George H Boldt issued Frank's Landing: ePUB ✓ one of the most sweeping rulings in the history of the Pacific Northwest, affirming Messages from PDF/EPUB or the treaty rights of Northwest tribal fishermen and allocating to thempercent of the harvestable catch of salmon and steelhead Among the from Frank's Landing: PDF/EPUB À Indians testifying in Judge Boldt s courtroom were Nisqually tribal leader Billy Frank, Jr and hisyear old father, whose six acres along the Nisqually River, known as Frank s Landing, had been targeted for years by state game wardens in the so called Fish WarsBy the s the Landing had become a focal point for the assertion of tribal treaty rights in the Northwest It also lay at the moral center of the tribal sovereignty movement nationally The confrontations at the Landing hit the news and caught the conscience of many Like the schoolhouse steps at Little Rock, or the bridge at Selma, Frank s Landing came to signify a threshold for change, and Billy Frank, Jr became a leading architect of consensus, a role he continues today as one of the most colorful and accomplished figures in the modern history of the Pacific Northwest In Messages from Frank s Landing, Charles Wilkinson explores the broad historical, legal, and social context of Indian fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest, providing a dramatic account of the people and issues involved He draws on his own decades of experience as a lawyer working with Indian people, and focuses throughout on Billy Frank and the river flowing past Frank s Landing In all aspects of Frank s life as an activist, from legal settlements negotiated over salmon habitats destroyed by hydroelectric plants, to successful negotiations with the US Army for environmental protection of tribal lands, Wilkinson points up the significance of the traditional Indian world view the powerful and direct legacy of Frank s father, conveyed through generations of Indian people who have crafted a practical working philosophy and a way of life Drawing on many hours spent talking and laughing with Billy Frank while canoeing the Nisqually watershed, Wilkinson conveys words of respect and responsibility for the earth we inhabit and for the diverse communities the world encompasses These are the messages from Frank s Landing Wilkinson brings welcome clarity to complex legal issues, deepening our insight into a turbulent period in the political and environmental history of the Northwest.


10 thoughts on “Messages from Frank's Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties, and the Indian Way

  1. Sissy Sissy says:

    This book should be required reading in USA schools Resource management belongs in the hands of Indigenous Americans Indians, First Nations, Native Americans.


  2. Lisa Lisa says:

    Loved it Charles Wilkinson is a true storyteller This story about the salmon, the destruction of the salmon and the environment, the court battles that helped to save the salmon, and the people that saved the salmon are all discussed thoroughly, the voices of the people discussed shine through, especially Billy Frank, Jr., an amazing man who fought for the Nisqually way of life I hold Billy Frank, Jr in such high regard I only hope that one day, I can say I fought equally hard for my passio Loved it Charles Wilkinson is a true storyteller This story about the salmon, the destruction of the salmon and the environment, the court battles that helped to save the salmon, and the people that saved the salmon are all discussed thoroughly, the voices of the people discussed shine through, especially Billy Frank, Jr., an amazing man who fought for the Nisqually way of life I hold Billy Frank, Jr in such high regard I only hope that one day, I can say I fought equally hard for my passions and way of life


  3. Mike Mike says:

    Everything you need to know about the struggle for Native American rights in this country.This is the story of the Nisqually, their battle to retain their land and the legal status of their treaty with the US government.The story is a short and fun to read but it also provides a great outline of the broader Indian treaty rights struggle If you re interested in knowingabout treaty rights a corner stone of the Indian story then please, I beg oh you, read this book.


  4. Ethel Branch Ethel Branch says:

    Epic read And absolutely essential for anyone doing treaty rights protection work Charles Wilkinson writes so beautifully, and Billy spoke so incisively and poetically Billy and his thoughts and words are captured so lovely in this book I highly recommend it.


  5. John Nelson John Nelson says:

    In the nineteenth century, treaties with Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest typically reserved to them the right to fish at their accustomed locations in common with the citizens of the territory in which the area was located Washington and Oregon had not yet been admitted as states, accounting for the use of the word territory In the 1970s, activist federal judges began to place a series of glosses on these treaties, first holding that Indians were exempt from state fishing regulatio In the nineteenth century, treaties with Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest typically reserved to them the right to fish at their accustomed locations in common with the citizens of the territory in which the area was located Washington and Oregon had not yet been admitted as states, accounting for the use of the word territory In the 1970s, activist federal judges began to place a series of glosses on these treaties, first holding that Indians were exempt from state fishing regulations, then ruling that Indians were entitled to fifty percent of the catch in any given year effectively excluding many non Indian fisherman from the allegedly common right to fish, even if they operated in the open ocean hundreds of miles from the Indians accustomed fishing places , and eventually ruling that a whole host of activities that might affect the fish population could be subject to restriction Needless to say, those rulings were extremely controversial among most residents of the area, while being celebrated as great victories by Indian tribes and their allies in the larger society.This book tells the history of these events from the Indian point of view It verges on hagiography, with Indians and their allies inside and outside the courtroom acting purely from noble motives, while their opponents often are shown as biased and narrow minded.The most obvious criticism of this form of history is that it is unbalanced and lacks objectivity No doubt, many people have raised this precise objection.On afundamental level, however, the book simply misses the point The effect of the judicial decisions discussed in the book was to turn a large portion of the commercial fishing industry a business which didn t even exist when the treaties were signed over to Indian fishermen At the time, the right to catch salmon for the market may have been seen as a valuable asset At the very least, however, the writing was on the wall Commercial fishing technology had improved to the point where fishermen were able to suck almost every fish out of the sea, and demand for high grade seafood such as salmon was virtually limitless, while nature s capacity to support the fish was not As a result, salmon runs had collapsed virtually everywhere by the late 1970s, and have not come back.The right to engage in commercial fishing, which was so ardently contested during the 1970s and 1980s, turned out to be much less valuable than people thought Prof Wilkinson for whom I have the greatest personal respect and affection has written a book about what he calls the lords of yesterday mining, ranching, and other businesses and other businesses which traditionally have carried the economy in rural parts of the American West, but which now are in eclipse and commercial fishing is the ultimate lord of yesterday Commercial salmon fishing has been largely replaced by fish farming, which isproductive,efficient, andenvironmentally responsible That is why salmon is available in groceries from coast to coast at very reasonable prices This trend and its impact on Indian and non Indian fishermen alike is not considered in the book, though the likely outcome is foreshadowed near the end, when it is noted that the Indians new found fishing business was being squeezed by fish farmers from Chile, who could deliver fresh frozen salmon fillets anywhere in the country at a price fishermen found hard to match.In the end, the battle over commercial fishing at Frank s Landing and other places like it is likely to be nothingthan a minor footnote to history For the time being, however, it remains part of history, and it is worthwhile for people to understand what happened there


  6. Denise Delight Denise Delight says:

    Review from 10 4 2000Page Turning History with a Hint of HopeAs a member of a Pacific Northwest tribe and fishing family, I found this book to be resourceful, interesting, eye opening, and yet hopeful It summarized rather clearly many important points of the fish wars, tribal treaties, government to government relations and tribal sovereignty, family and tribal traditions, timber and dam effects on river fish sustainability, and muchIt is clear that the author put a tremendouReview from 10 4 2000Page Turning History with a Hint of HopeAs a member of a Pacific Northwest tribe and fishing family, I found this book to be resourceful, interesting, eye opening, and yet hopeful It summarized rather clearly many important points of the fish wars, tribal treaties, government to government relations and tribal sovereignty, family and tribal traditions, timber and dam effects on river fish sustainability, and muchIt is clear that the author put a tremendous amount of time and energy into the research and ideas behind this book And it is not just a history rewritten book or an attempt by one cultural group to get their two cents in on the events of 30 to 150 years passed It s about an Indian world view, and how saving the salmon and the rivers they run through is part of the Indian way.Another aspect that I liked about this book was the lack of white bashing, and also the tremendous respect for the law of the land This book provides many examples of the patience required to work through the American judicial system, and how the positive results of that patience can be cultural, environmental, and social things that are impossible to measure in terms of dollars.A hint of hope is intertwined through the chapters as various governments and cultures people with sometimes conflicting goals and values are able to successfully work together as good neighbors Inspiring and even humorous at times, I d recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest, the environment, Indian culture, and or the law It would be great if this book ends up in classrooms at the junior high level on up It also includes many excellent, crisp photos


  7. Michelle America Michelle America says:

    Wow The drive through Nisqually land via I5 and the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge will never be the same.


  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    I have no spare time to read for leisure any This is something I read for class I m adding it because my yearly goal progress is so sad rn


  9. Volkert Volkert says:

    I grew up in Washington State, and learned our state history in the public schools I attended Lip service was given to the role of the Indians, but it was mainly the white man s story the story of the settlers Messages from Frank s Landing is a readable account of Billy Frank, Jr., a Nisqually Indian who saw the devastating effects of the treaties his people were for forced to sign, and who decided to do something about improving the condition of his people, his river and most importantly, th I grew up in Washington State, and learned our state history in the public schools I attended Lip service was given to the role of the Indians, but it was mainly the white man s story the story of the settlers Messages from Frank s Landing is a readable account of Billy Frank, Jr., a Nisqually Indian who saw the devastating effects of the treaties his people were for forced to sign, and who decided to do something about improving the condition of his people, his river and most importantly, the salmon This is an important book, and very accessible for the average reader You will get a clearer picture of the other side of the story, while getting some insight to an individual who played a key role in the controversial 1974 Boldt Fishing Rights Decision This decision ended up becoming the template for similar treaties and decisions around the world.We ve come a long way since the devastating days of logging and development of the post World War II era, but aspeople move into this region, we have a long way to go This book helps us to understand where we ve been, and gives us some insight into the world view we need to move forward


  10. Christina || All My Book Clubs Are Dead Christina || All My Book Clubs Are Dead says:

    Lovely, personal view of the fishing wars in the Northwest.


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