Columbia River’s salmon are at the core of ancient religion

Travelers and locals cast fishing lines from the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Bonneville, Ore. From its headwaters in British Columbia where the Rocky Mountains crest, the Columbia River flows south into Washington state and then westward and into the Pacific Ocean at its mouth near Astoria, Ore. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Columbia River’s salmon are at the core of ancient religion