Thursday, May 03, 2012



As tribes of the lower Columbia River work to restore fisheries destroyed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1957, they recall that the flooded village of Celilo was the oldest continually inhabited settlement in North America. As the largest Native trading center in what became the United States, the loss of Celilo was devastating. Today, tribes like the Yakama are still recovering from that loss.


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