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REPARATIONS AS A BASIS FOR THE MAKAHíS RIGHT TO WHALE

Russell C. DíCosta


12 Animal L. 71 (2005)
Publish Date:
2005
Place of Publication: Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark School of Law
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REPARATIONS AS A BASIS FOR THE MAKAHíS RIGHT TO WHALE

The grant of whaling rights to the Makah Native-American tribe may be interpreted as a form of reparations owed to the tribe from the United Stated government. History details the many wrongs inflicted on the Makah by the government, and these wrongs therefore serve as the basis for reparations. Considered first is a brief review of recent attempts by the federal government to compensate Native Americans for past wrongs. Next, an examination of the history and culture of the Makah tribe provides a greater understanding of the significance of whaling to the Makah. The essay then expounds on why permitting the tribe to engage in whaling is an acceptable form of reparations. Finally, arguments against the Makahís whaling are also examined and critiqued.

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