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May 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

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

Billy Frank. who played a key role in the fisheries effort on the Nisqually River, is seen here on the river. (Photo by Ann Yow / The Seattle Times, 1983) 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…

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