Bud Lane (Siletz), Siletz, Oregon



For over 20 years Alfred “Bud” Lane has been weaving baskets of gathered materials, including hazel, spruce root, bear grass, and willow, but he is known especially for his hats. He teaches Siletz traditional arts, language, and culture at the Siletz Valley School and in nearby communities. In 2005 Bud served as chairman for the Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association's annual Gathering. Lane has served three times as a master artist with the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program of the Oregon Folklife Program. Bud was a participant in the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.