The racist, destructive history of the Ballard Locks | KUOW News and Information

The racist, destructive history of the Ballard Locks

Dec 14, 2016

Bill Radke talks to Seattle Weekly reporter David Lewis about the Ballard Locks and the man behind their construction, Hiram M. Chittenden. Lewis has researched Chittenden and found that not only did he consider Native Americans genetically inferior, but the construction of the locks themselves drained a body of water sacred to them -- the Black River.