August 23, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 amFree
Makah days is a three-day August festival in Neah Bay, Washington. It includes activities such as salmon bakes, traditional dancing, canoe races, a parade, fireworks, native arts and crafts, and a three-mile uphill race.
The organizers of Makah Days state:
“During Makah Days, the members of the Makah Tribe of Neah Bay gather and reunite with the members who have since moved away, to commemorate thousands of years of the Makah ancient culture and the anniversary of becoming citizens of the United States.
We welcome everyone to join us, as we celebrate with neighboring tribes from Washington State and First Nations members from Vancouver Island in Canada. Some of our family members come from Vancouver Island since we are closely related to the Nuu-chah-nulth. The first American flag was raised in Neah Bay on August 26th in 1913 though it wasn’t until June 2, 1924 when all Native Americans were granted the right to vote, including the members of the Makah Tribe.
We are proud of who we are, where we came from and the contributions from our veterans to World War II, the Vietnamese and Korean Wars, and all major conflicts.”
Note: the featured photo here is from the US Forest Service on Flickr.