07 Dec 1960s and 1970s
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Fish-ins at Frank’s Landing on the Nisqually River usher in a new chapter of direct activism for Native tribes centered around fishing rights as guaranteed by both the Medicine Creek and Pt. Elliott treaties. These protests grow to include additional sites on the Puyallup River. Originally coordinated by the newly formed Survival of the American Indian Society, the fish-ins attract increasing support from groups like the NAACP, the National Indian Youth Council, and the Federal Justice Department, as well as members of the public.