|Tribe - Nisqually
The Puget Sound Indian War of 1856 began when the Nisqually defended the right to stay in villages in the Nisqually River Basin home to the Sqully-absch people for thousands of years. Nisqually leader Leschi refused to uproot and rode horseback over the Cascade Mountains to warn other Tribes. Leschi was hanged by the federal government for his leadership. The Tribe was sent to a reservation near present-day Yelm. For decades we've fought for Indian fishing rights guaranteed by Treaties. We operate a fish hatchery in Clear Creek and another on Kalama Creek. Visit the Red Wind Casino, located in Olympia.