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Federal Recognition
Pioneer descendant aids Duwamish recognition

The Duwamish Tribe of Washington deserves federal recognition, a descendant of one of the first pioneer families says.

"I feel a responsibility to the Duwamish, and I feel that an injustice has been done," Amy Johnson tells The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "I think this is what my ancestors would want me to do."

Johnson has brought other pioneer descendants together to help the tribe, whose recognition petition was denied by the Bush administration. The Descendants Committee is planning a campaign to support a bill that would recognize the tribe.

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Descendant of Seattle pioneer takes on cause of Duwamish Tribe (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8/9)

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