Makah Tribe Tracking Black Bears On Tribal Lands

NEAH BAY (June 27, 2006) — Historically, Makah men of status wore bear hides and regalia that included bear claws. The meat was an important source of subsistence food as it is today.

To better manage tribal lands for the welfare of the black bear, Makah tribal biologists are conducting a three-year on-reservation study that will provide information about bear numbers and their preferred habitat.