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Native Americans caught salmon here for millennia. Now the world is hooked.

• arclein

She gives fish out by the pallet, as I learned one February afternoon, when Lumley and I drove the two-lane highway that winds along the Columbia's banks. We flew by open country and rolling hills, then passed a small group of Yakama Native American women on the roadside. When Lumley, who is also Yakama, saw their colorful dresses billowing in the wind, she slammed on the brakes and spun around her red Dodge Ram. After exchanging a few words with the women, Lumley ??" who is tiny, just 4-foot 10-inches tall ??" climbed into the Ram's bed and handed off a square flat of fish.

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