from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting the Cape Flattery area of northwest Washington.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Wakashan language of the Makah.
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- proper n. An indigenous North American people in the northwestern Olympic Peninsula of Washington state in North America.
- proper n. A language belonging to the Southern Wakashan language family.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Makah nation or language.
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In 2008, four members of the Makah Tribe were sentenced to prison and probation for illegally killing a gray whale off the northwest coast of Washington.
And, if you're in no rush to return to civilization, head north to Neah Bay, home to the Makah Indian Reservation the Makah cultural museum, with a description of the traditional whale hunt, is excellent and craggy Cape Flattery, the most northwest point in the continental U.S., at the end of a winding trail.
The Makah, the Muckleshoots, the Tulalip ... maybe Smith's really a just a shill for native casinos.
Is it essential to know the color of the slicker an unnamed detective is wearing in a bar as he listens in on a new informant, or to delve into an old caviar-trafficking case or the Makah tribe's whale hunt in the late 1990s?
Besides, suppose you let a Makah claim their traditional rights, exercise their traditional culture, study their historical records to re-institute practices that had worked well for generations.
After listening to these accounts and watching Makah elders on the Olympia Peninsula cook salmon in this way, Jon Rowley, a former commercial fisherman who lives in Seattle and works as a consultant to both the fishing and wine industries, developed this method for slow oven roasting.
The Makah generally season salmon with only salt and black pepper or spiceberry.
Because of tensions with the Makah and an unsettled political relationship with the British, Neah Bay was abandoned in the fall of 1792, leaving behind only the crude bricks of a primitive bread oven.
One site — Ozette Village — has given us a dramatic glimpse of Makah culture which centered around whaling and other ocean-dependent hunting, gathering and fishing activities.
Today's Makah, Quileute, Hoh and Quinault tribes carry their heritage forward balancing their roles as natural resource managers and stewards of traditional culture.