07 Dec 1855-1856
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Armed conflict breaks out in the Puget Sound region between the U.S. Military, local militias and members of the Nisqually, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, and Klickitat tribes. Although the Medicine Creek Treaty guaranteed tribes fishing rights, it also took away prime farmland. Nisqually Chief Leschi vows to fight rather than give up his people’s land.