Chum Salmon Stories
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Chum salmon

The following are a series of stories and articles that relate to Washington State's chum salmon resource.

An article describing why chum salmon in Washington State should be appreciated for their successes when other species have declined, and for their continuing contributions to local fisheries.

Honne Names the Salmon
A Chehalis Indian legend about how the spirit Honne named the different kinds of salmon and told each the streams they would inhabit and the seasons of their lives. The legend relates how the chum salmon was designated as the "Chief of the Fish", and came to have its unique "coat of colors".

Whatever It Takes
A story about chum salmon fighting to overcome obstacles to their upstream migration to the spawning grounds.