Look at all the delicious salmon baking around the perimeter of this large fire. A line of about 75 people waiting for $10 salmon dinners continued all afternoon, never dwindling to less than 50 people when we left at 3:00 pm.
Makah village elders chanted and played their percussion instruments for the traditional Makah dancers.
Many of the tribal dances imitate animal behavior such as a seagull walking on a floating log, or a sandpiper feeding on the shore.
A family get together along the waterfront street. Many of the tribes people live in other parts of the country but return here to visit family and participate in the 3 days' festivities.
Beautiful handmade wooden canoes covered Neah Bay Beach, all polished and ready for traditional Makah canoe races in just a few minutes.
The drum beats continued throughout all the canoe races, adding to the ambiance of this authentic Native American experience.
The start of the Men's Singles Race. A shot fired for the start of the race and a shot fired for first, second and third place winners as well.