Billy Frank Jr. was a legendary Nisqually tribal leader and treaty rights activist. A bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday will send a statue of Frank Jr. to Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. (Ann Yow / The Seattle Times, 1983)
Billy Frank Jr. was a legendary Nisqually tribal leader and treaty rights activist. (Ann Yow / The Seattle Times)
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Inslee signs into law bill to put statue honoring Billy Frank Jr. in U.S. Capitol

A statue of the late Billy Frank Jr. will stand in the U.S. Capitol, thanks to a bill the governor signed at a ceremony on the Nisqually reservation. Overhead was Frank's canoe, confiscated in many raids as Native fishermen sought their treaty rights. Updated

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