26 Jun 1854 – 1855
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The Treaty of Medicine Creek and the Treaty of Point Elliott are negotiated by Washington Territory Governor Isaac Stevens and signed by representatives of the area’s tribes. Both treaties cede vast amounts of land to the United States government in exchange for money, designated reservations, and permanent right of access to traditional hunting and fishing grounds. For the most part, these fishing rights will be lost by the mid-20th century to the conservation policies, licensing and regulations that govern fishing.