Whale bones were lined up outside one of the Ozette house for several reasons, including lining a drainage trench, stabilizing the slope between houses, and in one case, probably for ceremonial reasons. These are from the display in the Makah Cultural a
Whale fin effigy, carved of cedar and inset with 700 sea otter teeth, mostly molars. Along the edge, canine teeth were used to give a jagged appearance to the sculpture. At the bottom is the representation of a mythological bird. The function of this p
Figurine made of antler. This small hollow figure is carved in a style which persisted for centuries along the Northwest Coast. The object is from an early historical level at Ozette and is a powder measure for an early flintlock rifle.
Beadmaker, ca. 1880. A man from San Felipe Pueblo demonstrates the use of a pump drill to make beads. This photograph, taken in 1880, also shows the use of moccasins, wrapped leggings, and a woven blanket, the design of which is typical of the Pueblo In