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Root Gathering Bag

Round, twined, cylindrical cornhusk bag. Bird and animal designs. Black fabric used in starting base. Braid at top edge with warp fibers clipped on inside., height: 7"; Diameter: 4 3/4"

Tule Mat Weaving Demonstration Overview

In this overview, CarylDene Swan from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Indians demonstrates the basic steps of making a tule reed mat. These mats served a number of different functions including the construction of lodging, floor coverings, and for serving food. A longer demonstration is also available through the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal.

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Spokane Indian Camp

A photo of about 50 tipi set in a roughly elliptical pattern in a valley.  On the left is a set of grandstands.  On the left center arcing to center front is a line of vehicles that appear to be model T Fords and a truck of similar era.

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North Half Allotment Map

Map of the North Half allotments with the names of the allottees.