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Tribal chief says highway project destroyed religious freedoms

To the outside observer, the US Highway 26 project was innocuous, if a bit of a traffic impediment. The 2008 construction project, intended to widen a dangerously narrow 1.5 mile section of the Mt. Hood highway in Oregon, would provide improved passage for cars turning left.

Hereditary Chief Wilbur Slockish, however, says the project has destroyed his freedom of religion, and is suing for damages.

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