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Rex Buck

Rex Buck Jr., a member of the Wanapum Indian tribe, grew up near the Manhattan Project site at Hanford along the Columbia River. When the government selected Hanford as a site for plutonium production, Buck and the rest of the Wanapum tribes were forced off their land. Buck has discussed theimpact of being forced off of aboriginal lands and how his tribe coped with this event. He remains hopeful for the future generations of Wanapum Indians. 

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