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Makah Nation celebrates with Russian Natives

A celebration on the Makah Reservation in Washington brought together two distinct but related cultures.

The Makah Nation welcomed a group of Natives from Chukotka, Russia. The Makahs thanked the Russians for sharing a portion of their whale hunting quota that allowed the Makahs to resume a long-held tradition.

Ergyron, a dance troupe from Chukotka, performed traditional and modern dances at the celebration. Arnie Hunter, a Makah whale hunter, performed a traditional dance.

Get the Story:
Russian natives join Makahs' celebration (The Seattle Times 10/27)
Representatives of whaling tribe from Russia visit Makah (The Peninsula Daily News 10/27)

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