Tamástslikt Cultural Institute tells the story of three American Indian Tribes, the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, who for more than 10,000 years inhabited the Plateau region of the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. They welcomed and assisted the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803-1806 and Clark documented the contacts in his journal. Some 40 years later, the Oregon Trail cut through the heart of their homelands.
Tamástslikt brings the story alive with a 14,000 square foot exhibit space that incorporates artifacts, photography, video and interactive multi-media in world class exhibits. Events like the Kidz Pow Wow, gallery talks, Dancer at Annual Kidz Pow Wow, and a junior art competition allow visitors to immerse themselves into Tribal culture. The Museum Store sells American Indian art and crafts, as well as books, music, apparel, home décor, and Pendleton Woolen Mills exclusive blanket designs. Kinship Café serves Native-inspired lunch fare daily.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is open February 1-December 31 (closed for holidays), from 10am-5pm.
The Museum Store
Thanks to Libraries of Eastern Oregon, free passes are available at local Eastern Oregon libraries for families to visit Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. This special initiative was made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Ask about it at your local Eastern Oregon library.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is a Blue Star Museum admitting families of active military free of charge all year long.