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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801-6111
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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I really appreciate that the focus of the museum was not on relics. The first exhibit was on Native American habit restoration across the country and how this is integral to... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2015
Clackamas Oregon
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Clackamas Oregon
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I really appreciate that the focus of the museum was not on relics. The first exhibit was on Native American habit restoration across the country and how this is integral to sustaining cultural. Another exhibit tells the story of of the nineteenth and twentieth century destruction of native life by the government and settlers. I felt this was as dispassionate... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This is a well designed museum with the information presented in a clear understandable way with quotes from leaders from the past on each explanation. They have a reed house set up so one really gets a sense of life in the past in that area. It all becomes sadder as they move you from the past to the present... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Family of 6 visit - 2 grandparents, 2 granddaughters and their parents - something for everyone here. Thought it was going to be very factual by the displays at the beginning, but I was wrong. The deeper you went, the more emotive and beautiful the displays were. It can be saddening to read, but we can only be thankful there... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

We arranged to have a banquet evening at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and it was huge success. We were greeted by our host at the door and our 95 guests felt welcomed and quickly started exploring the exhibits. Dinner was excellent; they invited people for seconds to finish off our order and the cake was delicious. Our two hours of... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

If you haven't been I highly recommend going to this museum. It is well put together. Great exhibits that share a lot of information. Don't be rushed when you go. Take the time to check it out.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

This is a very modern easy to get to Museum on the edge of town. Very friendly staff. I went away having learned about many things that I did not know about. I think this would be a good place for families and a school field trip.

Thank Tony G
Baker City, Oregon
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

displays okay shops and restaurants do not belong in a museum especially a cultural heritage museum need more emphasis on the rich history of the tribes

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Tribal museums are an amazing strength in our world and the Umatilla Tribe has grown and prospered over many decades. The Cultural Institute offers the viewer to learn the Umatilla legacy and history from the people who experienced it. Family-friendly/.

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Woodburn, oregon
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

This Institute has a very calming and appealing architecture and landscape. You can see remnants of the Oregon Trail in the Distance on Cabbage Hill. The Institute is so much more than just a museum. The exhibits are very authentic and tell the native american Indians story of their culture and history and lace in the land we all love.... More 

2 Thank David B
Benton City, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We love going to this museum, you learn so much about the Tribe and the history of Pendleton. If you have never been here it is a must see, The artifacts and pictures of the area and the history of the Pendleton Round-up are great. The short movie that give the history of the Indians is a must see. This... More 

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