NEAH BAY, THE MAKAH NATION (WA) -- In 1999, the Makah Nation of Washington resumed a thousands of years old tradition with their first whale hunt in over 70 years. This year, the hunt takes on a more low key tone, involving only a few hunting families of the tribe.
Historical photo of Makah at Port Townsend beach, ca. 1890. From the National Archives and Record Administration. Staff and news wires contributed to this report. Related Stories:
Whale hunt update (4/18)
Whale hunt revives clashes (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 4/18)
Stories of whale shootings may save them (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 4/18) Relevant Links:
The Makah Nation of Washington. www.makah.com
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