Myra Sohappy



Age: 79


Summary: Native American activist who with her late husband David (d. 1991) helped to launch the battle for Indian fishing rights, which they won in a 1974 decision in which U.S. District Judge George Boldt allocated half of Washington state's harvestable salmon to tribes under 19th century treaties.



Cause of Death: Complications from hip replacement surgery


Born: October 25, 1925


Died: March 25, 2005


Location: Toppenish, Washington