Whale Hunt, A
By (author) SULLIVAN
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Whale Hunt, A by SULLIVAN
Book DescriptionFor 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684864341
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - SULLIVAN
Robert Sullivan is the author of "The Meadowlands, " also a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year. A contributing editor at "Vogue, " his work has appeared in "The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, " and "The New York Times Book Review." He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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