By Jeff Barnard
Chiloquin, Oregon (AP)

Standing in the shadows of a dilapidated lumber mill, Jeff Mitchell picked up a piece of firewood from the pile on the cold concrete floor and held it in the sunlight.

“This is the tribes’ very first timber-based industry in over 50 years since termination,” said Mitchell, a member of the tribal council of the Klamath Tribes. “Five years from now we’re going to look back and say this is where it started.”