Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge Dedication Set for August 9

Join the official dedication of the Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge, or yabuk’ʷali meaning “place of a fight,” formerly known as the Puyallup Avenue Bridge.

The Bridge was recently renamed in a collaborative effort between the Puyallup Tribe and City of Tacoma. This project, along with future renaming efforts, not only promotes the revitalization of the Twulshootseeed language, but also commemorates a deeply meaningful tribal connection, both historical and cultural, to the City of Tacoma.

This event is open to tribal members and community.

  • Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Location: yabuk’ʷali Bridge
  • Parking and Transportation:
    People will be asked to park at the Tacoma Dome and shuttle to the site due to extremely limited parking. The City of Tacoma will provide shuttle service.
  • Shuttle pick-up address:
    779 Wiley Avenue, Tacoma Dome, Lot G


Contact Jennifer Keating, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, at or (253) 382-6073.

Puyallup fishermen on the front lines of the Fishing Wars. Photo credit to Historic Photo Preservation Archives.