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More than anything else, whale hunting represents the spiritual and technological preparedness of the Makah people and thewealth of the culture.

Canoe makers turned out all sizes of craft from children's practice canoes to whaling canoes more than 30 feet long and war canoes even bigger.

Migrating fur seals feed in the deep water just off Umatilla Reef, three miles out from Ozette.

Sea Lions
Four members of the seal family swim Makah waters...

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The Community Museum is a project of community organizations and Tribes across the Olympic Peninsula, and the University of Washington.
Support for the project comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Preston, Gates and Ellis, LLP.