We have many museums, waysides, and interpretive centers that share information on the Oregon Trail, but none that do a better job of showing that migration in the view of the Native Americans that already inhabited the west than the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute. I took two of my grandchildren on a trip to travel the Oregon Trail when the oldest was going into 4th grade. She would be studying the Oregon trail that year and the younger one the next. We traveled the trail, both directions, from Portland south to California and then to St. Louis and then from St. Louis back to Portland. We stopped at dozens of museums, waysides, and centers and enjoyed the trip and walking in the actual wagon ruts along the way. I had never been to the Tamastslikt Center before and I was so glad we made the stop. The oldest child read every word on the walls and was challenged to think of the migration to Oregon from another point of view. It was a great addition to our trip into history. We plan to go back again with a new group of grandchildren this summer.
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