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Makah Cultural and Research Center Online Museum


The Makah Cultural and Research Center would like to thank the Makah Elders for sharing their knowledge and wisdom.

We would also like to thank the following for their contributions:

Makah Tribal Council

  • Ben Johnson, Chairman
  • David Sones, Vice Chairman
  • Debbie Wachendorf, Treasurer
  • Blanchard Matte
  • Micah McCarty

  • JoDean Haupt-Richards, Secretary

MCRC Project Staff

  • Janine Bowechop, Project Director
  • Keely M. Parker, Project Manager

Makah Cultural and Research Center Board of Trustees

  • Meredith Parker, President
  • Gary Ray, Vice President
  • Jean Vitalis, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Chad Bowechop
  • Greg Colfax
  • Steve Jimmicum
  • Mabel Smith
  • Paul Parker
  • Laurie McCaulley
  • Mary Hunter
  • Elmer 'Oat' Greene

Makah Cultural and Research Center Staff

  • Janine Bowechop, Executive Director
  • Keely M. Parker, General Manager/Archivist
  • Maria Parker-Pascua, Language Specialist
  • Kirk Wachendorf, Interpretive Specialist
  • Theresa Parker, Educational Curator
  • Rebekah Monette, Tribal Historic and Preservation Manager/Collections Curator
  • Vicky Waddell, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
  • Yvonne Wilkie, Makah Language Program Manager
  • Crystal Thompson, Makah Language Apprentice
  • Adriene Bowechop, Makah Language Apprentice
  • Jason Roberts, Audio/Video Technician
  • Polly DeBari, Craftshop Operator
  • Glenn Johnson, Maintenance
  • Mary Jane Ides, Craftshop Operator
  • Cora Buttram, JOM Coordinator

Photographs and Illustrations (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Burtness, Larry
  • Cunningham, Billy
  • Cutler, Robin
  • DeBari, Polly
  • Friedman, Janet
  • Hottowe, Edie
  • Hucko, Bruce
  • Johnson, Lynn
  • Kirk, Ruth
  • Long, Eric
  • Osawa, Yasu
  • Parker, Keely
  • Parker, Theresa
  • Vogel, Lydia
  • Walsh, Chris

Organizations (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Department of Education
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Museum of History and Industry
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Park Service
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State Historical Society

Special thanks to Larry Burtness and Angela Rosette-Tavares for help with this online exhibit.

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All content for this exhibit is © Makah Cultural and Research Center.

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.