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As Long as the Rivers Run

Traces the struggle of the American Indians of the Northwest to maintain their fishing rights and way of life, with particular reference to the Nisqually Indians of Frank's Landing in Washington. Points out that this struggle is part of a larger movement for Indian self-determination in California and the Northwest, including the formation of fishing cooperatives to gain economic independence. Also includes footage of the takeover of Alcatraz. Originally released as 16mm. motion picture by American Documentary Films in 1971. Filmed between autumn 1968 and winter 1970. 62 min.