Slewíy (inner bark)
Sókw'em (outer bark)
Lháts'tel (split bark strips)
Á:wkw' (cedar clothing)
Si:tel (cedar basket)
Slhqw'ay (cedar mat)
Western Red Cedar
Food and Medicinal Uses:
Used to relieve coughs, colds, sore throat, hoarseness, and respiratory issues.
Also an antifungal and antibacterial.
Withes (limbs) are twisted into rope.
Slewíy shredded and used for clothing and diapers.
Xpá:y is burned as fuel, made into canoes, used for longhouse planks, and carved into masks and other carvings.
Roots are split for making baskets.
Xpá:ytses used as mats and for spiritual purposes.