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Reactions to Simpson’s proposal to breach four Snake River dams

Shannon Wheeler, chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee

Salmon, steelhead and lamprey are sacred to the Nez Perce people and the right to fish for them is reserved in the tribe’s 1855 Treaty with the U.S. government.

The tribe has been at the center of efforts to save the fish even before they were protected under the Endangered Species Act… Read the full editorial

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