Chuck Williams (Cascade Chinook)

Chuck Williams was a Cascade Chinook photographer and writer from the western Columbia River Gorge. He was the former publications editor and public-information manager for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland and co-founded and managed for its first year Salmon Corps, an Americorps program for Indian youth. He was the former national parks expert for Friends of the Earth, working directly for David Brower, and started the campaign for a Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. His books included Bridge of the Gods, Mountains of Fire: A Return to the Columbia Gorge, two books on Mount St. Helens, and a chapter in the UW Press anthology Chinookan People of the Lower Columbia. His writings have been featured in many periodicals, including Audubon and High Country News, and his photography has been shown in numerous museums and galleries. He passed away in April 2016.

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