Stories of the River, Stories of the People: Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk Memories of the Klamath River Basin (Online Exhibit)


Fish Cook by Regina Chichizola, 2007

Resources for the classroom and beyond: view the online exhibit and short film now!

About: The Klamath River Basin has served as the source of continued cultural and physical sustenance for the Hupa, Karuk and Yurok people of Northwestern California. With the building of eight dams on the Klamath River between 1903-1962 these forms of sustenance were severely threatened. Grassroots activism to remove the dams arose out of a devastating 2002 salmon die off and directly perpetuated the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement of 2010.This exhibit is an effort to combine oral history and exhibition techniques to convey the cultural meaning and memory of the Klamath River to the tribes of the Northwest region of California.

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