Alaska reminds me of Washington state. Let me qualify that. Alaska reminds me of Washington state before the mid-1970s. Back then the region was deeply divided over treaty rights, salmon, and even the definition of what it meant to be an American Indian in modern times.
The official state government machine, ranging from biological reviews to law enforcement, was geared up to obliterate any tribal claims to salmon fishing. The clashes were not just legal; many were violent and tragic...
Trahant, Mark. "New Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Formed to Give Alaska Tribes a Say." Native News Online. May 11, 2015. Article. (https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/new-inter-tribal-fish-commission-formed...), accessed May 26, 2015)