Washington SCT Vacates 105-Year Old Opinion Rejecting Treaty Rights Defense for Yakama Fisher

Here is the order in State of Washington v. Towessnute:

13083-3 Order

Here are a couple contemporaneous newspaper accounts:

The Spokesman Review, Sat., Feb. 5, 1916

The Oregon Daily Journal, Thu., June 1, 1916

NYTs News Profile on the Yakama Nation’s Fisheries

Here is “For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon: The Yakama Nation has been raising fish to release back into the Columbia River for more than a decade. Now, its hatchery is also producing caviar.”

Washington SCT Rules 7-2 in Favor of Treaty Right to Travel

Here is the opinion in Cougar Den Inc. v. Washington State Dept. of Licensing.


92289-6 Appellant’s Opening Brief

92289-6 Appellant’s Reply

92289-6 Appellant’s Response to Amicus Brief

92289-6 Respondent’s Brief

92289-6 Yakama Nation Amicus Brief

Federal Court Dismisses Railroad Expansion Project Suit under Rule 19 for Failure to Join Indispensable Tribes

Here are the materials in Union Pacific Railroad v. Runyon (D. Or.):

28 Tribal Motion to Dismiss

42 Response

44 Reply

56 DCT Order