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Whale Hunt : How a Native-american Village Did What No One Thought They Could (00 Edition)

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For centuries the hunting of the whale was what defined the Makah, a Native American tribe in Neah Bay, but when commercial whaling drove the gray whale to near extinction in the 1920s, the Makah voluntarily discontinued their tradition and hung up their harpoons. In 1994, after the gray whale was taken off the endangered species list, the Makah decided to hunt again. The problem was that all the old whalers were dead — no one knew how to go about hunting a whale.

A Whale Hunt chronicles the two years Robert Sullivan spends with the Makah as they prepare for and stage the first hunt. Combating tribal infighting and inexperience, they must also face passionate, furious animal rights activists and swarming reporters. Before the ragtag group of hunters even pursues a whale, there are clashes, disappointments, and defeats, small triumphs and unexpected heroes.

A book of many layers and revelations, A Whale Hunt is the story of the demise and attempted resurrection of a Native American nation and of the individuals on the reservation whose lives are forever changed.

Synopsis:

The story of a Native American tribe's quest to re-institute a long-forgotten tradition, "A Whale Hunt" is a gloriously idiosyncratic fusion of travelogue, ecology, history, moral controversy, and high-seas adventure.

About the Author

Robert Sullivan is the author of The Meadowlands, also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A contributing editor at Vogue, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Book Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Editorials

2. The Car Ride

3. Cape Flattery

4. The Cape Motel

5. The Museum

6. The Crew

7. A Descendant of Kings

8. Squire

9. The Captain

10. The Whaler — An Ancient View

11. The Whaler — A Modern View

12. The Canoe

13. Details

14. The Protestors

15. Whalers of the World

16. Potlach

17. Whales

18. The Grayness of the Whale

19. Donnie Doesn?t Kill a Seal

20. All Riled Up

21. The Experiment

22. Enter the Protestors

23. Prophets

24. The Media Arrive

25. The Shanty

26. Preparations

27. The Crew Comes Upon a Whale and Decides Not to Hunt It

28. Exit the Protestors

29. On Watch

30. A Prayer Closet

31. Q & A

32. The Resident Issue

33. The Prince of Monaco

34. On the Beach

35. Evil

36. Slaves

37. The Negatives

38. Cast Away

39. Stories

40. Truce

41. The Problem

42. A Promotion

43. Follow the Whale

44. Save the Whales

45. On Late-Twentieth-Century Pictures of Whales

46. Good Verus Evil

47. Los Angeles

48. A Vision

49. On the Road to Baja

50. Scammon

51. Salt

52. Touched

53. Back in Neah Bay

54. On the Job

55. Wayne to Court

56. The Germans Weren?t Around

57. Responsibility

58. Sensible

59. A Hand

60. Fish-in

61. Painkiller

62. Fuck-Ups

63. The Shakers Are Coming

64. A Bullet

65. A Leak

66. Anchored

67. Red-Faced

68. Whales Are Everywhere

69. Alone

70. Wayne Meets Theron

71. Stuck

72. Wayne

73. The Peak

74. A Hunt — Day One

75. A Hunt — Day Two

76. A Hunt — Day Three

77. After a Whale Is Dead

NOTES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684864341
Author:
Sullivan, Robert
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Whaling
Subject:
Makah Indians.
Subject:
Neah Bay
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Public opinion -- United States.
Subject:
Makah Indians - Hunting
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
90-09
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.335 oz

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