A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another

Photos of the communities for and against the proposed Washington port.

  • Young football players walk down the street in Lodge Grass, a small town on the Crow Reservation in southeast Montana.

    Daniel Kukla
  • Crow youth play basketball after school in Crow Agency, Montana.

    Daniel Kukla
  • The Bird family spends the morning together at their home on the Crow Reservation. There are three generations of coal workers in the family and Tara Bird, right, often refers to herself as "a coal miner's daughter."

    Daniel Kukla
  • Kennard Real Bird walks home after inspecting his bucking horses on the Crow Reservation in southeast Montana.

    Daniel Kukla
  • A Cloud Peak Energy employee loads coal into train cars at Spring Creek Mine in southeast Montana.

    Daniel Kukla
  • Train cars filled with coal in Montana await transportation west to processing plants.

    Daniel Kukla
  • Jewell James and Ramona Charles spend the afternoon with their family on the Lummi ancestral lands of Cherry Point, Washington, the site of the proposed new coal export terminal.

    Daniel Kukla
  • Jack Horn, a salmon fisherman, loads his catch onto a scale at a fish plant on the Lummi Indian Reservation in Puget Sound.

    Daniel Kukla
  • Vernell Lane and her nephew, both Lummi tribe members, enjoy freshly smoked salmon collars fished from the surrounding waters near Cherry Point, Washington.

    Daniel Kukla
  • Horses stand enveloped in early morning fog by the tracks in the Idaho panhandle.

    Daniel Kukla