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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801-6111
Phone Number: 541-966-9748
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jaswinder p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed August 8, 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 

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Cottage Grove Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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 stars Reviewed July 30, 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
Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Plan to spend a couple of hours here, if you can. It's not huge, but it's so well thought out and engaging that you'll want to take your time.

1 Thank Shawn M
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic example of a tribal museum. With its amazing resources, the museum exhibits show visitors the rich history of the three peoples of the Umatilla Reservation. This is an important institution in the region and one all people on the Lewis and Clark Trail or Oregon Trail should visit to gain a better perspective of the Native... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This place is a true gem filled with interesting cultural history and artifacts. I really appreciated the chronological approach and the vast collection of artwork. I learned a lot about the native population of the area, as well as about how the Oregon Trail affected people who called this area home first. It is a beautiful museum/institute. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Maple M

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