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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd,, Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone Number: +1 541-966-9748
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

The institute chronicles tribal heritage and the impact of Western...

The institute chronicles tribal heritage and the impact of Western migration from the Native American perspective.

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Especially with the guided tour

I visited by myself but happened upon a guided tour being given to a school group. The tour guide was very well steeped in her tribe's history and made the story come alive. Try... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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portland, or
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited by myself but happened upon a guided tour being given to a school group. The tour guide was very well steeped in her tribe's history and made the story come alive. Try to join a tour if you can. Although it's probably a moving experience without the guide, through the exhibits and printed descriptions. This covers very important... More 

Thank bluesbread
Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Museum shop is always my favorite place for beads,books and beautiful Pendleton Blankets and clothing.

Thank natittite
Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My daughter, son in law and myself went out to check out the museum, they had a special part of the museum for Sept. being it was round up month. very interesting

Thank SharonAnn42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A good educational trip. Might make you a little sad though. Wonder what happened to such a proud race. The area us beautiful too. Walk outside and look around. Really pretty surroundings. Right next to the casino. Easy parking and approach.

Thank jaswinder p
Pendleton, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a Umatilla Indian history museum located on the reservation . It does a very good job of presenting the history of the American Indians in this area from the Indian perspective. There are numerous Indian historical artifacts in the museum. It gives you an idea of how the Indians lived and their thoughts of the land.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The building itself would be worth a visit. The permanent exhibit is intelligently displayed and very informative. The temporary exhibit was thought-provoking. I would strongly recommend a visit, even if you have as little as half an hour as a break from the casino or the freeway.

Thank tomcat2016
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a museum located next to the casino, so needless to say, I was blown away by the quality of the exhibits. It's not only interesting, it's a great way to learn about the history of the Native Americans of that region, the impact that European settlers had on their culture and the struggle that these people still face... More 

Thank Soybert
Central Saanich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Exceptional and refreshing. The story is told from the Tribal perspective, not what you learn in Social Studies Classes. The gently winding road that leads the visitor to the building situated beautifully on the land. The storyline teaches ancient ways as well as shows the visitor that this culture is not dead but alive and thriving in the modern world.... More 

Thank biancam595
Cottage Grove Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This extremely informative and entertaining museum teaches all of us non Native Americans that the term "Indian" does not begin to do justice to the diversity of the countries/peoples who lived on this continent before the Europeans landed here. This museum depicts the history of three nations who warred with each other and ultimately settled with each other on a... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Not much here to see, but being out on the open prairie was lovely. Worth sitting here to just watch the clouds. Fantastic gift shop - prices are high but no higher than (for example) the Pendleton Mill store.

Thank NewportMania

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