Cumulative Impacts on the Peoples of the Nez Perce, Yakama, Umatilla, and Warm Springs Indian Reservations from Construction and Operation of US Army Corps of Engineers’ Dams in the Columbia River Basin Upstream of Bonneville Dam, Inclusive
Once-abundant Columbia River salmon – so highly valued by the Columbia River treaty tribes – are going extinct. Despite signing treaties promising that the tribes could continue to harvest the salmon essential to their cultural and material well-being, the US government has led in the destruction of those salmon. This report estimates some of the losses to tribal fisheries caused by one activity by one federal agency: the construction and operation of dams by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).
Beaty, R.E., H.J. Yuen, P.A. Meyer, and M.A. Matylewich. 1999. Cumulative impacts on the peoples of the Nez Perce, Yakama, Umatilla, and Warm Springs Indian reservations from construction and operation of US Army Corps of Engineers’ dams in the Columbia River Basin upstream of Bonneville Dam, inclusive. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Technical Report 99-2, Portland, OR. 82p.