Ecopoetics Along Shorelines


May 15, 2018

Salmon returning to Muck Creek in the winters of the early 1960s did not know of the conflict playing out over them. Despite relative peace, winters at Frank’s Landing illustrate the state’s inability to give up control over the Nisqually people. Surveillance, raids, net grabbing– did they really believe they were doing the right thing? Upholding the law? For whom, by whom? Nisqually men women and children resisted being dragged out of their boats. Stones thrown at intruders could not compete with tear gas. Leschi’s legacy and the supreme law of the land upheld their spirits. The fight would continue.

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