Today’s news that the Samish Tribe of northern Puget Sound is likely to regain fishing rights, reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is a case in point of the continued importance of the 1855 Treaties—which I discussed here.

Also, a Cascadian editor who knows his history reminded me that Leschi signed the 1855 Treaties for the Nisqually and has both a school and a neighborhood named for him. Are there other Indian leaders from 1855 who have been accorded the respect they deserve?