Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors: Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions

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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
University of Washington Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
7.14 X 9.96 X 0.73 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780295990460

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About the Author

Charlotte Cote is associate professor of American Indian studies at the University of Washington.

Reviews

Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors will appeal to a wide audience. Natives and non-Natives . . . North American historians . . . Environmental and legal scholars . . . The cohort belonging to the emerging field of food studies. . .

-- (01/01/2011)

A relatively small book of potentially immense importance. The central issue it covers . . . is one that resonates with attempts by indigenous people worldwide to maintain their customary subsistence patterns.

--Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

An examination of the issues surrounding indigenous whaling, brought into the public spotlight when the Makah tribe of Washington and the Nuu-Chah-Nulth nation of British Columbia decided to resume whale hunting.

--Seattle Times

Cote does an excellent job of tracing the various strands that led up to the 1999 Makah hunt and includes a cultural overview and background as well as politco-legal and environmental contexts. . . As a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation and a descendent of a prominent whaling lineage, the information she has access to and the insights it provides make this book unique.

--Choice