Micah McCarty is a member of the Makah Nation, currently residing in Neah Bay, Washington. McCarty was raised in a Makah speaking household where he learned to the “old way” of singing and making costumes for performances. McCarty is also a drum maker and a woodcarver of traditional tribal imagery. Within the last several years, McCarty has been involved with reviving the ancient songs of the Makah people, as well as the imagery of his family. His work has been part of the Royal British Columbia Museum’s “Out of the Mist Treasures of the Nuu-chah-nulth Chiefs”.
As a recipient of a 2000 Apprenticeship grant, McCarty taught traditional drum making and carving to David Della-Strong. David is a fellow Makah carver looking to expand his technique and knowledge through McCarty’s teachings.