Brothers George and Fred Lagergren
George and Fred were born and raised on the South Nemah River. They remembered Chinook ancestors who resided there. Both fought throughout their life times to see the Chinook Indian Nation recognized.
George and wife Milly raised their family in Bay Center, Washington, on what was the portage from the south end of Willapa Bay to the Palix River. George served on the Chinook Nation’s Business and Enrollment Committees. His daughter, Peggy Disney, currently serves as a Chinook Tribal Councilwoman and has for more than 20 years.
Fred, who also lived in Bay Center, served as a Chinook Tribal Councilman and as head of the Business Committee.