By Karen Huwe
The Times 

Museum at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe


November 10, 2022

Karen Huwe

The longhouse and horses on display.

PENDLETON­-The Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, is near the Wildhorse Resort. It is dedicated to the culture of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes, who have called the region home for 16,000 years. The 45,000-square-foot tribally owned museum opened in 1998. Tamastslkt means turn, translate, or interpret in Wallulapam, and the Institute is described as a storyline museum. You will experience the past, present, and future of the tribes.

The museum's featured exhibit is BISON: Masters of the Plains through November 19. The bison decline is...

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