Rope

1966.1.196

Title
Makah
Category
Creation Date
1830 – 1955

Dimensions

2.540 cm. W x 39.370 cm. L Item (Overall)

Description
"This piece of cedar rope was 100 years old at the time it was given to me by the trader, Mr Washburn. He got the rope from a very old Neah Bay Indian. When Mr Washburn first went to Neah Bay, Washington, the Indians there were using these ropes in every capacity we would use an ordinary rope, such as tying up a boat. Incidentally, this rope when wet is very strong. The Indians used these cedar ropes until they learned of modern rope."

Related People and Organizations
Helbing, Cleora

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