Skokomish Tribe Files Treaty Hunting/Gathering Suit against State of Washington

Here is the complaint in Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Goldmark (W.D. Wash.):

1 – Complaint

An excerpt:

2. Plaintiff, Skokomish Indian Tribe, brings this action to protect the privilege of hunting and gathering roots and berries on open and unclaimed lands, guaranteed by Article 4 of the Treaty of Point No Point of January 26, 1855, (“Privilege”). 12 Stat. 933.
3. Plaintiff, Skokomish Indian Tribe’s territory as related to the Privilege of hunting and gathering includes:
a. All lands within the Twana territory; and
b. All lands within the ceded area boundaries established in Article 1 of the Treaty of Point No Point of January 26, 1855 (12 Stat. 933); and
c. All lands within the exterior boundaries of Plaintiff, Skokomish Indian Tribe’s Reservation; and
d. All lands within Plaintiff, Skokomish Indian Tribe’s traditional use areas; and
e. All other lands not within the exclusive hunting and gathering territories of other Indian tribes or bands recognized by the Secretary of the Interior.
(“Territory”).

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