Groups don't want tribe to have boat
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Animal rights activists don't want the Makah Nation of Washington to buy a $1.2 million boat because the groups say it will only help the tribe's controversial whale hunt.

The tribe made a request for the boat to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The tribe intends to use it for research and fisheries enforcement in Neah Bay.

The anti-whalers are upset the tribe can hunt whales under a treaty. They have tried to stop the hunt but have failed.

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Makah plan for cutter riles activists (AP 1/17)

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Makah Whaling Environmental Assessment (NMFS)

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The Makah Whale Hunt (A Top Story of 1999)

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