Usual and Accustomed Places

Institute History


Just as the buffalo linked the tribes of the Plains, so the salmon unite the tribes of the Northwest culturally and politically. Northwest treaties were forged to protect the “usual and accustomed places” where the tribes maintained their food base and spiritual traditions. Profiling the courage of individual Northwest Indians, many of whom fought lifelong battles to uphold treaty rights, is the focus of Usual and Accustomed Places.

— Heather Rae

Screening Details

  • Section: View from the Center: Native Vision in Cinema
  • Film Type: Documentary Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 50 min.
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