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Tribal Fishing on the Columbia River

Added on by Thomas Boyd.

I started documenting the efforts of tribal fishers in the summer of 2012 and hit it much harder this summer. This gallery shows the entire body of work.

I started with the First Foods Ceremony in Celilo, Ore. in April, went to Lake Cle Elum and saw the first sockeye salmon return to the lake in 100-years, and risked life, limb and equipment to document lamprey fishing at the Willamette Falls. I finished with the Gunnier brothers at Lyle Falls hauling in huge Chinook salmon three at a time in their dip nets.

Here's a link to the story I wrote for The Oregonian.

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