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Dr Joshua L. Reid - From "Fishing Together" to "To Fish in Common With"

Makah Marine Waters and the Making of the Settler Commons in Washington Territory

Dr Joshua L. Reid is John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor in History & American Indian Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington.

In this presentation, Dr Reid examines the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay that the Makah Nation negotiated and signed with the United States to illustrate how the logic of elimination established a marine settler commons that privileged non-Native users and sought to remove Indigenous peoples.

This presentation forms part of the “Customary Laws of the Sea & the Legacy of Colonisation” event occurring on 11 June 2020 as part of the One Ocean Hub’s ( series of events in collaboration with UN World Oceans Day 2020 (