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Introduction AuthenticityandColonialCosmology
1 Douglas, ImplicitMeanings,61.
2 ‘‘Many Calls, Messages Oppose Hunt,’’ SeattleTimes, 18 May 1999, a9. Fora sam-
plingoftheseopinions,seetheeditorialpagesinsectionboftheSeattleTimesfrom
18May1999through23May1999,aswellasJaneBatsell,‘‘RantandRave,’’ Seattle
Times,23May1999,l4.Thecontroversyoverthehunt,whichhadbeenbrewingfor
overa year since the International Whaling Commission’s decision, was framed
in these terms from the beginning. As an Everett man wrote in October 1997: ‘‘I
would argue that to capture the true spirit of the kill would best be achieved by
absoluteadherencetotraditional,tribalmethods.Thiswouldincludenomotor-
izedvehicles(nopowerboats),absenceofanyfirearms(introducedbyEuropeans),
traditionaldress(noNikeshoesasareinthephoto,metallicbeltbuckles,orfancy
zippered tribal jackets.), handy totebags, or modern meat-processing devices for
the utilization of thewhale. If the Makah were able to use ‘traditional methods’
in harvesting thewhales instead of picking and choosing tools from the modern
world,thenIwouldsupportthem.’’GaryC.Watkins,Everett,lettertotheeditor:
‘‘Makah Whaling Decision—If Need for Capturing Whales Cultural,Then Use
TraditionalMakahMethods,Equipment,’’ SeattleTimes,30October1997, b7.
3 Michael McInnis, Seattle, letter to the editor: ‘‘Makah Whaling—Giant Rifle to
HuntWhalesnotMakahCulturalTradition,’’ SeattleTimes,22March1998, b7.
4 Brad Newall, Port Ludlow, letter to the editor: ‘‘Makah Whaling—No Need to
KillWhales;StartWhale-WatchingTourBusiness,’’SeattleTimes,12January1999,
b5;Dr.RobertG.Stagman,MercerIsland,lettertotheeditor:‘‘NativeTribesand
Treaties—RenewingWhalingtoReviveMakahCultureIsaSham,’’ SeattleTimes,
5August1998, b5.
5 Mike Millman,Woodinville, letter to the editor: ‘‘MakahWhale Hunt—Money-
MakingPublicityPloy,’’SeattleTimes,23May1999,b8.RumorhaditthattheMakah
onlywantedtokillthewhalesothattheycouldsellitsmeattoNorwayandJapan
for‘‘amilliondollars.’’Infact,theMakahhadsignedanagreementwiththeUnited
Statesthatthemeatwouldnotbesold.JimDunn,MapleValley,lettertotheeditor:
‘‘MakahWhaleHunt—OnlyThingRestoredIsGreed,’’SeattleTimes,20May1999,
b5;Dr.RobertG.Stagman,MercerIsland,lettertotheeditor:‘‘NativeTribesand
Treaties—RenewingWhalingtoReviveMakahCultureIsaSham,’’ SeattleTimes,
5 August 1998, b5; Eric Sorenson, ‘‘Foes Spin Web to Attack Whalers—Internet
SiteMocksIndians’Makah.com,’’ SeattleTimes,22May1999, a1.
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