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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd,, Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone Number: 541-966-9748
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Description: 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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I really appreciate that the focus of the museum was not on relics. The first exhibit was on Native American habit restoration across the country and how this is integral to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
JurgisRudkus
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Clackamas Oregon
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Clackamas Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I really appreciate that the focus of the museum was not on relics. The first exhibit was on Native American habit restoration across the country and how this is integral to sustaining cultural. Another exhibit tells the story of of the nineteenth and twentieth century destruction of native life by the government and settlers. I felt this was as dispassionate... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a well designed museum with the information presented in a clear understandable way with quotes from leaders from the past on each explanation. They have a reed house set up so one really gets a sense of life in the past in that area. It all becomes sadder as they move you from the past to the present... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
64 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Family of 6 visit - 2 grandparents, 2 granddaughters and their parents - something for everyone here. Thought it was going to be very factual by the displays at the beginning, but I was wrong. The deeper you went, the more emotive and beautiful the displays were. It can be saddening to read, but we can only be thankful there... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We arranged to have a banquet evening at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and it was huge success. We were greeted by our host at the door and our 95 guests felt welcomed and quickly started exploring the exhibits. Dinner was excellent; they invited people for seconds to finish off our order and the cake was delicious. Our two hours of... More 

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Walla Walla, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you haven't been I highly recommend going to this museum. It is well put together. Great exhibits that share a lot of information. Don't be rushed when you go. Take the time to check it out.

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San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a very modern easy to get to Museum on the edge of town. Very friendly staff. I went away having learned about many things that I did not know about. I think this would be a good place for families and a school field trip.

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Baker City, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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