Letters From the West

Video of Nez Perce tribal leaders getting arrested.

Nez Perce tribal leaders were arrested Monday night protesting the hauling of giant over-sized tar sands equipment on U.S. 12 through the reservation with consulting tribal leaders as the U.S. Forest Service required.

Here is a video of the tribal leaders getting arrested including Tribal Chairman Silas Whitman.

Here’s a video of the protest by the Lewiston Tribune:


Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America and co-producer of the movie Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone, which was inspired by the book and broadcast on A&E Network. He also co-authored the Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho and the Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho with Ken Retallic. He also was on the Statesman’s team that covered the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news in 2007. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him its Conservation Achievement Award.

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