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Flattery, Cape

Flattery, Cape, NW Wash., at the entrance to Juan de Fuca Strait; discovered in 1778 by Capt. James Cook. A lighthouse and the reservation of the Makah people are on the cape, where cliffs rise 120 ft (37 m) above the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Makah - Makah Makah , Native North Americans who in the early 19th cent. inhabited Cape Flattery, NW Wash. ...

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