Hard Time: Tribal elder says military helped him escape from 'prison-camp' life on the Colville Reservation
Not many people alive remember Kewa, Washington, on the Colville Indian Reservation, the way William Clark Jr. does.
Past and present collide.
“I saw a land up there that I knew I was familiar with it; but I saw it when it was undeveloped,” he said. “There was no sign of civilization there. It was the bare, raw land; it was primordial.
“You could just see it; it was raw virgin land. And I knew the land very well. I see it as it is today, but I also see it as it was before. It’s the same land.”