EBOOK

A Whale Hunt


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Mai 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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.
EAN: 9780684864341
ISBN: 0684864347
Untertitel: How a Native American Village Did What No One Thought It Could. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Scribner
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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