Tule Mat Weaving Demonstration


In this overview, CarylDene Swan from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Indians demonstrates how to create a tule reed mat. In addition to demonstrating how to create the mats, Swan discusses the materials required to make the mats,some of the traditional uses for mats, and the qualities of tule reed that make them useful for constructing shelters. Swan and Leanne Cambell, also from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Indians, discuss the experience of harvesting tule reeds.