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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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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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Traditional structure, filled with history

Definitely stop in if you can, the building is beautiful and filled with history of the region and the native peoples. Just a short distance from the casino resort hotel, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Definitely stop in if you can, the building is beautiful and filled with history of the region and the native peoples. Just a short distance from the casino resort hotel, and the shuttle will take you there. Healthy and good traditional foods in the cafe

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This was our second visit to Tmastslikt. Highly recommend. Displays stunning and informative, and important to the understanding of culture and history.

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Thank mcnack1
Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a very well thought out museum and offers some wonderful insight into the world of the early inhabitants of the region. The story of the indigenous peoples is moving and sad in some ways. You get a feeling for the real story behing the Whitman massacre and as sad as that was it is possible to see the... More 

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Anaheim, California
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very nicely put together museum telling the Tamastslikt Indians story. Unfortunately they do not allow pictures. Well worth the visit.

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Nancy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute is a must stop in Eastern Oregon. Discovering (or re-discovering) the Cayuse tribe history through their point of view is so interesting. The display is great and I love the interactivity between the visitors and the collection, it makes it easy to feel immerse in history and native culture. There is also activities and set up made... More 

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Thank onNsmind
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a very nice museum with wonderful displays about the local tribes. An art dislpay from local artists was also fun to see.

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Savannah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is an interesting cultural museum with old relics, information on the changes that white man has made in the Indians lives, and all in their own words. Gives one a lot to think about.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have been to this museum twice and still have not seen all there is to see. The exhibits are well done and interesting. They clearly show the Native American experience in wonderful displays. This Institute is a treasure for Pendleton and the state of Oregon.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loved the exhibit and the layout of the museum and property. There was a visiting exhibit about Alcatraz Island that was a pleasant surprise.

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I expected more about the historical culture of local tribes. I got Alcatraz (with no explanation of the connection between local tribes and Alcatraz). I got other stuff. Not so much culture. In retrospect I'd pass.

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