Sohappy v. Smith

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Sohappy v. Smith and United States v. Oregon
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United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Full case nameRichard SOHAPPY et al., Plaintiffs, v. McKee A. SMITH, Edward G. Huffschmidt, J. I. Eoff, Commissioners, Oregon Fish Commission; Robert W. Schoning, Director, Oregon Fish Commission, their agents, servants, employees and those persons in active concert or participation with them; John W. McKean, Director, Oregon Game Commission, his agents, servants, employees and those persons in active concert or participation with him, Defendants. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. STATE OF OREGON, Defendant, and The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakima Indian Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, Intervenors.
Date decidedJuly 8, 1969
Citations302 F. Supp. 899
Judge sittingRobert C. Belloni

Sohappy v. Smith, 302 F. Supp. 899 (D. Or. 1969),[1] along with the combined United States v. Oregon, was a federal case heard by the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, decided in 1969 and amended in 1975. It acknowledged the right of several tribes of Native Americans to fish in the Columbia River with minimal regulation by the government of the United States or local governments.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Sohappy v. Smith, 302 F. Supp. 899 (D. Or. 1969).
  2. ^ CRITFC | US v Oregon
  3. ^ U.S. v. Oregon