Makah whale hunt on again
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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2002

Whaling families of the Makah Nation of Washington are preparing to set out on the water for another year of the tribe's controversial gray whale hunt.

The tribe has a long whaling tradition but stopped in the 1900s due to over-fishing by non-Indians. After the gray whale was taken off the endangered species list, the tribe signed an agreement with the federal government to start hunting again, a right reserved an 1855 treaty.

Environmentalists oppose the hunt and have filed numerous court challenges, all of which have failed to stop the tribe.

The hunt could start sometime in the next couple of weeks. The tribe has only taken one whale since hunting resumed in 1999.

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Makah prepare to hunt whales (AP 3/29)

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