Red cedar log canoes allowed ocean travel, and for the Makah to have the ability to hunt whales (a spiritual action). These canoes were made with much care and hard work.
The Makah have a very deep respect for the ocean. This photo shows the gorgeous Washington coastline right outside the Ozette village of the Makah. http://makah.com/activities/cape-flattery-trail/
Whaling harpoons were used in the midst of a hunt when the tribe had herded the whales into their ideal location. Then the whale would be killed and all of its resources would be put to use.
The Makah housing was normally just a simple box shaped wooden house. They needed somewhere to sleep so they just made very simple homes. Several generations lived in each home.
This item is used for Makah dance and rituals, such as the Snipe and the Swan dance. Also, this drum was used for entertainment in their tribe.The drum makes a beat when you hit it with the drumstick. Also,The Makah made this item out of wood,hide,cloth, and cotton
Every year people come to see and celebrate Makah culture. The Snipe Dance is one of these events. Makah girls come together to dance for the rest of the tribe.
Based in the season the Makah wore different clothing. In the summer, men wore no clothes at all. Women wore skirts and capes of woven cedar strips. In the winter all clothes were made of animal skins for extra warmth.
The Makah were skilled hunters on the water. They use daily various type sites of canoes too hunt whale. Blubber from the hunted whale was rendered into oil, which was eaten at every meal. Whaling trips could take up to three days, and when the whale surfaced the Makah would use harpoons to kill the whale. https://www.loc.gov/item/93506022/
One of the staple foods of the Makah is the halibut. The Makah smoke their fish to preserve it, or cook it fresh over the grill. Marine animals were smoked and stored in large quantities for winter. http://makah.com/makah-tribal-info/