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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

47106 Wildhorse Blvd,, Pendleton, OR 97801
541-966-9748
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Pendleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The institute chronicles tribal heritage and the impact of Western migration from the Native American perspective.

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Baker City, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

displays okay shops and restaurants do not belong in a museum especially a cultural heritage museum need more emphasis on the rich history of the tribes

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Tribal museums are an amazing strength in our world and the Umatilla Tribe has grown and prospered over many decades. The Cultural Institute offers the viewer to learn the Umatilla legacy and history from the people who experienced it. Family-friendly/.

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Woodburn, oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This Institute has a very calming and appealing architecture and landscape. You can see remnants of the Oregon Trail in the Distance on Cabbage Hill. The Institute is so much more than just a museum. The exhibits are very authentic and tell the native american Indians story of their culture and history and lace in the land we all love.... More

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Benton City, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We love going to this museum, you learn so much about the Tribe and the history of Pendleton. If you have never been here it is a must see, The artifacts and pictures of the area and the history of the Pendleton Round-up are great. The short movie that give the history of the Indians is a must see. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The facility is beautiful. Permenant and visiting exhibits were well displayed, informative, and enjoyable. The museum told a difficult story well. Don't miss the chance to visit.

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Ogden, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Upon entering this beautiful new building and listening to the introduction by Coyote, you are experiencing a different perspective through sight and sound. Western Native American history is revealed with photos and artifacts in a well-curated way. A friendly warning: you may be saddened by the Trail of Tears facts as told by Native Americans but encouraged by their determination.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Excellent exhibits. Extremely well done and educational. Nice gift shop. Worth several hours of time.

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Borrego Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The populating of the American West told from the Native American perspective -- without an axe to grind. Very well presented, very enlightening. I've been following the Oregon Trail from Independence Missouri and this is one of the best exhibits and interpretations I've seen - and, believe me, I've seen dozens!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The museum is so interesting about the Plateau Native Americans. I've learned so much. It was wonderful. I really enjoyed the little gift shop too.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The settling of the American West by European Americans was often times heart breaking, nasty and violent. It's best to deal with the truth, instead of false romance and mythologized history. Native Americans were already living on this continent for many thousands of years. So it's true that their long time homeland was stolen from them. The Tamatslikt interpretive center... More

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