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.
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