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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd,, Pendleton, OR 97801
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+1 541-966-9748
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Mon - Sat 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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Wonderful Cultural Center

This is a must see for anyone coming to or through Pendleton. Located on the Confederated Tribes of the Instills Indian Reservation, it is full of exhibits that tell the story of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 11, 2016
Melissa W
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Pendleton
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Pendleton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone coming to or through Pendleton. Located on the Confederated Tribes of the Instills Indian Reservation, it is full of exhibits that tell the story of the tribes and the clash of cultures that changed all our history. There are both permanent and traveling exhibits. A gift shop and a cafe complete the experience.

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portland, or
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I visited by myself but happened upon a guided tour being given to a school group. The tour guide was very well steeped in her tribe's history and made the story come alive. Try to join a tour if you can. Although it's probably a moving experience without the guide, through the exhibits and printed descriptions. This covers very important... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The Museum shop is always my favorite place for beads,books and beautiful Pendleton Blankets and clothing.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

My daughter, son in law and myself went out to check out the museum, they had a special part of the museum for Sept. being it was round up month. very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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