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Kennewick Man Not Native American

Not only was the ancient human known as Kennewick Man not Native American, he was not even from the Columbia River valley where his bones were found, according to the scientist who led the court battle to study his remains. The more than 9,300-year-old skeleton is at the center of a yearslong rift between scientists who want to examine it and tribes who claim it and are seeking to have it reburied. On Tuesday, Columbia Plateau tribal representatives invited Doug Owsley, a physical anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, to meet with them and discuss his findings. Owsley said isotopes in the bones indicate Kennewick Man was a hunter of marine mammals, such as seals/AP. More here.

Question: How would you like it if one of your ancestors proved to be a fraud?

Idaho Scenics: Historic Highway 30

On her Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images posts: “This was fun! The historic Columbia River Highway 30 near Rowena, Oregon.”

Question: Which stretch of Pacific Northwest highway do you consider the most breath-taking?

Sockeye surprise

Sockeye salmon ride home in a fisherman’s cooler from the Brewster Pool, the stretch of the Columbia River near Brewster, Wash., on July 22. Sockeye are generally smaller than other varieties but still popular for their flavor.

BREWSTER, Wash. – A record run of sockeye salmon surging up the Columbia River this summer has delighted folks in this apple-growing region just east of the Cascades.

”We caught seven yesterday, five the day before,” said Kimberlee Ann Woods, of Ephrata, Wash., while waiting to launch her boat at Brewster in late July.

More than 386,300 sockeye have been counted this summer at Bonneville Dam east of Portland. Mike Prager, SR, Full Story.

What are you fishing for and where?

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