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May 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually elder who fought for treaty rights, dies

Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise their treaty rights, died early Monday, tribal officials and his family confirmed Monday. Mr. Frank was 83. “We are all stunned and not prepared for this,” said W. Ron Allen, Jamestown…

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