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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801-6111
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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Beautiful, interesting and a taste of the local indigenous culture!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Shawn M
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Pendleton, Oregon
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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed in exhibits. Did not seem to have much for younger children (5 to 9). Everything seemed to be blan.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent museum that provides information of the Native American experience and explains a lot of things using a native american viewpoint. Make sure you allow at least two hours.

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours going thru the museum. Shows the history of the Native American on the Oregon plains. Explains their wars and treaties. Several short films are included. The museum also has a lovely gift shop.

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Hermiston, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I toured the Tamastslikt Museum for the very first time on June 3, 2016. The outside of the building is aesthetically pleasing to the surrounding land. Parking is plentiful and well marked. When I opened the door and stepped inside, it took my breath away. I was greeted warmly and the gentleman had an awesome sense of humor. The tour... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

American history that is taught is often from the view of the writer. This museum is from the Indian's view, how multiple tribes were combined onto one reservation, how the boundaries were reduced when the land was farmable, and how one of the biggest battles was between the different organized religions on how to convert the Indians to their religion.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I leaned more about the history of horses with this group of Native Americans and the impact of those horses. Also a lot of information on the treaties and the impacts on these people.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I had taken a day for myself recently and had gone to the Wildhorse Casino/ Hotel. After I "won" back what I had taken with me to spend; I decided to visit the museum which was right there. There is a fee and I believe they have plans to enlarge some of the exhibits in the future. There were a... More 

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