Ellen Land-Weber, Photography

Stop, Welcome to Hoopa, Hoopa Valley Reservation, digitally printed photograph, 2000

"The Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation was established in 1864. The reservation generally consists of a 144 square-mile block of land bisected by the lower Trinity River. In 1988, Congress, via the Hupa-Yurok Settlement Act, established the Yurok Indian Reservation... Several court rulings have established that an important 'Indian purpose' for the reservations was to reserve the tribes' rights to take fish from the Klamath and Trinity Rivers." Public Draft Environmental Impact Report, Executive Summary, Trinity River Mainstem Fishery Restoration, October 1999