In this installment of Stories from River shorts, Virginia Beavert relates her experience protecting fishing rights and notable points in history related to fishing rights are explained.
This gallery features photographs of fishing at Celilo Falls.
This gallery features photographs from the Feast of the First Salmon celebrations held in 1939, 1940, 1945, 1948, 1954, 1956, and 1957.
The theme of this video is Celilo Falls. Five Native individuals talk about Celilo Falls and the Columbia River. By Tule Films with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Linda Meanus (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about Tommy Thompson and the importance of salmon.
Bryson Liberty (Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla) talks about catching and cooking eels. 0:48.
Bryson Liberty (Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla) talks about funny stories from Celilo Falls, including a man who regularly fell in and a man who crawled across Celilo Falls for a date.
Bryson Liberty (Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla) talks about learning to fish at McCoy Creek. 1:55.
Bill Yallup, Jr (Yakama) talks about PTSD among tribal members and proposes a solution to unnecessary police harassment. 4:28.
Tony Johnson (Chinook) talks about how the Boldt Decision reduced the fishing rights of many tribes, including the Chinook.
Louie Pitt (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about the devastation of the river and the extinction of over-fished species.
Louie Pitt (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about his memories of visiting Celilo Falls and watching other fish.
Johnny Jackson (Yakama, Cascades) talks about fishing at Celilo Falls with his family.
Greg Archuleta (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) talks about contemporary connection to the river and its fish, as well as ongoing efforts to help conservation.
Greg Archuleta (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) talks about unsuccessful attempts by Indian agents to keep members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde from fishing in the falls.
Bobbie Conner (Cayuse/Nez Perce/Umatilla) talks about treaties and their impact on fishing and property rights. 1:41.
Aurelia Stacona (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about falling into the Celilo Falls as a child.
Wilfred and Bessie Green Scott (Nez Perce) talk about nighttime raids by the Oregon State Police about fishing violations. 1:15.
Virginia Beavert (Yakama) talks about activism for fishing rights, including going to the federal court to object to families being charged for fishing out of season.
Virginia Beavert (Yakama) talks about the river, fishing, and concerns about resources.