1964 March 2

“Fish-In” Challenges Limits on Native-American Fishing Rights

 

The Puyallup Tribe and the National Indian Youth Council challenged limitations on Native-American fishing rights in the state of Washington by engaging in what was called a “fish-in.” The famous actor Marlon Brando was arrested during the protest. Brando later refused to accept his Academy Award for his performance in The Godfather on March 27, 1973, in protest of the treatment of Native-Americans, both in society at large and in Hollywood movies.

For other Native American protests in the 1960s and 1970s, see March 5, 1962 (for the planning of a rights campaign); December 23, 1963 for the Christmastime “No Salmon, No Santa” fishing rights protest; April 11, 1968 (for the enactment of the American Indian Civil Rights Act; November 26, 1970 (for a Thanksgiving Day protest at Plymouth Rock; and October 31, 1972 (for the “Trail of Broken Treaties” Manifesto).

Watch the “Fish-In” Protest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKgcX1b3-eo

Learn more: Faye Cohen, et al., Treaties on Trial: The Continuing Controversy over Northwest Indian Fishing Rights (1986)

Learn more about the fishing rights controversy in the state of Washington: http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/fish-ins.htm

Learn more at the Native American Rights Fund (go to Our Work): www.narf.org

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