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Alfred “Bud” Lane III - Siletz Traditional Artist
9 Mar 2013
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Alfred “Bud” Lane III
Siletz Traditional Artist
Siletz, OR

“My wife and I got involved in the Feather Dances, a Siletz traditional dance, and we had a need to do caps for women for the dances so I started to work on caps. It took a while to weave that level of basketry but after a little time I began to weave caps and have been doing it ever since. The need is what prompted the work.”

Read more at Indian Country Today Media Network 

A respected Tututni member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Alfred “Bud” Lane teaches, traditional Tututni arts in his community.  His enthusiasm to transmit authentic Tututni practices to others in his community came after learning the complex techniques of bead and shell dressmaking from elder Tututni artists. These traditional dresses that are very important attires for the Feather Dances ceremony, are intricately made of hundreds of beads and shells, pine nuts and bear grass. Because Tututni shell dresses were passed down through dance families, they were made to last for generations. In addition to regalia making, Lane learned traditional basketry from other Siletz elders and now continues the practice of weaving baby baskets and traditional caps.  Bud has become one of the most important cultural stewards within the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians community, preserving his people’s arts and culture by teaching and inspiring youth in his community.

Alfred “Bud” Lane is not only an accomplished artist but has also served in the Siletz Tribal Council as the Language and Traditional Arts Instructor, and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Siletz Tribal Council as well.

Alfred “Bud” Lane III is a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Awardee for 1991, 1994, and 2006 through the Oregon Folklife Program. For more information about traditional arts in Oregon visit the Oregon Folklife Network at  ofn.uoregon.edu

Oregon Folklife Network:

Making a meaningful difference in Oregon communities by empowering our tradition-keepers to pass on their skills and knowledge.

*Photo credit Oregon Historical Society, 1992.

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Folklore Native American Oregon Folklife Network Pacific Northwest Rural Oregon Traditional Arts
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