Spirit of the Trees: People of the Cedar

The tribal nations of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest consider the cedar essential to life, equal only to the salmon. This segment features many traditions that have evolved from community life in the forest: carving, basket making, weaving, making cedar clothing and gathering. The Yakima share their concerns and philosophy on sustainable forestry and traditional food and gathering.

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Film Credits

Floyd Red Crow Westerman
executive producer
Shannon Ramsay
Catherine Busch-Johnston
Catherine Busch-Johnston
cultural consultant
Maria Pearson
educational consultant
Janette Monear
Catherine Busch-Johnston
Janette Monear
Catherine Busch-Johnston
makeup artist
Sara Chameides

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