is a group of Native American
peoples from western Washington
state in the United States
. The Makah tribe lives near the town of Neah Bay, Washington
on the northwesterly corner of the contiguous United States.
The Makah people signed a treaty with the U.S. federal government in January 1855
and settled on their current tribal lands.
The Makah tribe linguistically belongs to the Southern Nootkan branch of the Wakashan family of languages among North American indigenous peoples. No other indigenous people in the United States speaks a language related to the Makah language, also known as qwiqwidicciat (first letter not capitalized). The only tribes that speak a related language live in Canada.
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