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 were used for hunting seals, and catching salmon. In the case of whale hunting, the harpoon was not meant to kill the animal, but rather to attach seal skin floats. The drag of the floats would exha
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 esthetic sense.
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 8 to 10 cms. Across to very large storage chests, the box sides were made from a single plank of cedar. A thin board was first grooved in three places and then steamed. When it was flexible, the boa