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n. pl. Makah or Ma·kahs
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the Cape Flattery area of northwest Washington.
2. The Wakashan language of the Makah.
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The Makahs, under the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay, are the only Native American group in the United States that has a treaty that specifically allows whaling.
In recent years, a powerful Makah faction has pressed for a resumption of whaling under the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay, despite the fact that the Makah have not hunted gray whales in over 70 years and have no demonstrated nutritional need for whale meat.