National Geographic : 1960 Apr
Wolf headdress carved from cedar adorns a Makah elder. His ancestry includes a great-grandfather renowned as a whale hunter. The Makah and other Nootkan tribes pursued whales in dugout canoes, often far from land. Paddling quietly up to their dozing prey, the hunters struck home with barbed harpoons. Wounded vic tims sometimes towed their assailants for days. Eleven-man crews propel racing war canoes through Hale Passage in Puget Sound. The Lummi Stommish Water Carnival, held each June, attracts members of the Lummi tribe and northern neighbors. Several sports-filled days entertain Indians from a score of tribes, including many from Canada. Hollowed from cedar logs, the canoes sometimes measure 50 feet in length. 475 EKTACHROMEBY BOB AND IRA SPRING (BELOW); KODACHROMESBY B. ANTHONY STEWART0 N.G .S .