When Native Cultures and Environmental Movements Clash

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After the recent killing of a grey whale by the Makah Tribe in Washington state, commentator Ed Hunt wonders where the “Save the Whales” movement is leading us. The Makah say that reviving the whale hunt after three generations helped to restore their spiritual and cultural identity, but it also unleashed a torrent of condemnation and threats of violence against these native Americans.

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