Salmon Wars on the Klamath River: Stories of Activism, Culture, and Resilience

Myla Vicenti Carpio | Associate Professor | Director of Graduate Studies | American Indian Studies

“Salmon Wars on the Klamath River: Stories of Activism, Culture, and Resilience” focuses on the fight for fishing rights (using traditional gill nets) on the Klamath River in the 1960’s and 1970s. Three neighboring Indian nations in rural northern California, the Yurok, the Karuk, and the Hoopa, fought the state and federal governments to assert their sovereignty and rights to the Klamath River and its resources. This project centers on the Yurok’s activism and actions to continue their traditional fishing rights and use of the gill net. 

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