Replicated canoe in Makah Cultural and Research Center. Although deer, elk and other land mammal bones may be found at Ozette, sea mammal bones are by far the most numerous. Sea mammals, including sea lion, fur seal, hair seal, porpoise and whale were a
Whaling harpoon head haying on the cedar bark sheath in which it was found. The harpoon point, made of mussel shell, was held by two bone valves and fastend with sinew to the whaling line. Smaller harpoon heads similar to this type but with bone points
Seal club. Note that on one end is a representation of a seal's head, and on the other, a representation of a human head. Many utilitarian objects made by the people who lived at Ozette demonstrate a developed technology together with an extraordinary e
Although the Ozette people did not develop pottery, wooden boxes were used for every purpose pots could be used for, including cooking. They also were used for storage and carrying, and are often a vehicle for beautiful decoration. Ranging in size from
Carved anthropomorphic bowl. This kind of bowl probably was used for oil. Oil bowls are common on the Northwest coast, but most are not as elaborate as this. Carved in the form of a human being with a braid of human hair, this was almost certainly used
Woodworking tool with a beaver incisor blade at the end. Once more the care and attention expended on utilitarian objects is shown in the carefully carved head of a man wearing a hat, on the handle of the tool.
Coiled basket made of spruce root. This method of manufacture is uncharacteristic of Ozette baskets, and this specimen may have been made by a slave from a neighboring group, or a trade item or potlatch gift.
Flat basket made from cedar bark. Note the two kinds of checkerboard pattern. Dozens of baskets were found in one Ozette house. One, apparently a weaver's kit, contained awls, a spindle whorl, combs, blades, and a lump of red pigment.
Replicated loom in the Makah Cultural and Research Center. Although weaving had not been known to occur among the Ozette, several looms were found in the excavations. Dog hair from specially bred dogs was used in the textiles, along with plant fibers.
Replicated Ozette house constructed according to details from planks, foundation posts, and other building materials and tools found at Ozette. The house was later moved inside the Makah Cultural and Research Center, where it is now located.