Makah Indian Reservation, Forks

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Makah Reservation is an Indian reservation of the Makah Native Americans located on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The northern boundary of the reservation is the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The western boundary is the Pacific Ocean. It has a land area of and a 2000 census resident population of 1,356 persons. Its largest community is Neah Bay.The Makah in the early twelfth century inhabited Cape Flattery, Washington. According to the Lewis and Clark expedition, they then numbered some 2,000. The Makah are the southernmost of the Wakashan linguistic group, and the only member of this family living within the current boundaries of the United States. Other bands are First Nations peoples on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.Makah culture was fundamentally that of the Pacific Northwest Coast area. In 1855 they ceded all their lands to the United States except a small area on Cape Flattery that was set aside as a reservation. Today most of the 1,600 Makah in the United States live on the Makah Reservation; their main tribal income is from forestry.
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  • The view from the end of the peninsula is worth a visit with its multiple islands sculpted by erosion as the bonsai. Do not miss the Indian Museum in Neah on the way. You can also buy the pass ($10) required to circulate in the reserve.
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  • The Makah people live still on their ancestral home land, reduced in size, but still the same location. This area is one of the most beautiful in the entire United States. From the cliffs of Cape Flat...  more »
  • The road out to Makah and the road to Cape Flattery are excellent motorcycling roads. Incredible scenery and enough twisties to keep your attention.  more »
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