Columbia River salmon is central to ancient religion | app


ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER (AP) — James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where water foams and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. Her silver ponytail flutters in the wind and a chain of eagle claws adorns her neck.

Kiona fished for chinook salmon for decades from her family’s scaffolding at the edge of the falls, using a dip net suspended from a 33-foot pole.

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