John Brockhaus

John Brockhaus taught in South Seattle for 20 years. He also spent a dozen years as a commercial fisherman in Puget Sound and Alaska.  He recently read his stories at the FisherPoets Festival in Astoria.  He is writing a collection of stories about Washington state Natives and their encounters with whites.

The Salmon Chief and the Day Celilo Falls Was Lost

When the spring Chinooks surged up the river next year, the fishing culture at Wy’am would be no more.  The United States Government was about to pierce the heart of his proud culture with a concrete dagger.