Activities During Any Season
Toys and Miniatures
The Makah realms of childhood and adulthood merged into one another.
Families owned certain games. They were forbidden for anybody but the family and relatives to play.
The rare preservation at Ozette gives a detailed look at the houses of the past.
In late Spring, Summer and early Fall, Makahs gather basketry materials.
Food was abundant and varied—not just fish, meat, shellfish, oil, starchy roots and berries, but a multitude of relishes and side dishes.
Small wooden bowls held oil—and several at Ozette still smelled of oil.
Cedarbark, cattail, and tule mats used for bedding may have been padded underneath with hides, but, if so, the hides don't remain at Ozette.
Cedar bark softened by pounding was used for robes, capes, skirts, and aprons.
The Makahs raised special dogs for their wool, shearing or plucking them twice a year.
Large blankets took the wool of several dogs.
Cedar Bark Look Weaving
Shredded or beaten cedar bark becomes soft and fluffy.
Many Ozette artifacts carry special importance.