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A 1930'S archival photo provided by Gary Berne shows a Native American village at the mouth of the White Salmon River in Wash., before the area was flooded by Bonneville Dam. After the dam was built, part of the site named Underwood was developed into a replacement fishing site for the Indians, to compensate them for fishing grounds damaged by the dam. This photo was instrumental in the court case brought by the Indians to dispute their evictions from the fishing site. The judge ruled that the Indians had maintained homes at the site prior to dam construction and could do so again.

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