The Alaska Native village of Point Lay is celebrating after landing its first whale in 72 years. The community will hold a Nalukataq blanket toss feast on June 26. Hundreds are expected for the historic event. "It's a symbolic celebration that a whale was taken," Julius Rexford, a whaling captain, told The Anchorage Daily News. The village nearly lost its whaling tradition. Hunting by non-Natives nearly decimated the whale population and nearly everyone moved away from the village until being lured back by oil development. Get the Story:
Point Lay celebrates first whale in 72 years (The Anchorage Daily News 6/15)
2 'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children
3 Arne Vainio: This is what I would have wanted my father to say
4 House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
5 'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline
You are enjoying stories from the Indianz.Com Archive, a collection dating back to 2000. Some outgoing links may no longer work due to age.
All stories in the Indianz.Com Archive are available for publishing via Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)