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Racist Graffiti Found
on Tribes' Boat

by Staff
Spokesman-Review, July 15, 2015

An 1889 photograph of Chief Joseph speaking to ethnologist Alice Cunningham Fletcher and her interpreter James Stuart. Racist graffiti was scrawled on a fishing boat belonging to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Tribal Tribune reported.

Tribal employees arrived at the Dream Catcher on Tuesday morning to find "KKK" and "White Power" written on the front of the boat, according to the Tribune's account. Some items were stolen and the line was cut to the purse seine, which is used to net fish, the tribal-owned newspaper reported.

The Dream Catcher supports operations at the Chief Joseph Hatchery on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, Washington. The boat also is used for salmon fishing, with the catch distributed to tribal members.

The incident has been reported to the tribal police department.

Racist Graffiti Found on Tribes' Boat
Spokesman-Review, July 15, 2015

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