Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe raises treaty in poaching case
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington says the 1855 Treaty of Point No Point reserved its right to hunt on traditional lands.

The tribe issued a license to Levi Charles, who was subsequently arrested by the state on a poaching charge. The state says Charles shot an elk on private land but the tribe says he was on traditional hunting grounds.

Charles has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Lower Elwha man enters plea in poaching; tribe says land is traditional hunting ground (The Peninsula Daily News 3/25)