National Geographic : 1977 Jan
A longtime fighter for Indian rights, Al Bridges, a Nisqually-Puyallup (above), now raises doves. He has been arrested some sev enty times in a successful twenty-year battle to protect tribal fishing rights. To encourage non-Indian fishermen to leave the now-restricted commercial salm on industry, the state buys their vessels and gear for auction (below). One crew still working the salmon banks off San Juan Island harvests its share by purse seining (right), a method increasingly used by In dian fishermen as well.