A world-class facility inside and out, Tamástslikt is the only museum on the Oregon Trail that tells the story of western expansionism from a tribal point of view. But the museum doesn’t merely remember what has been. Tamástslikt (the word means “interpreter”) connects this rich, storied history to our present day–did you know, for example, that the confederated tribes are recognized leaders in the restoration of salmon habitats?–and then expands the experience further by sharing the dreams and concerns of its tribal community in a moving exhibit called “We Will Be.” Learn more by watching this short video.
We invite you to Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 16,000 years. Tamástslikt celebrates the customs and practices of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes through interactive displays, special events, and informative programming. You’ll discover a vibrant community that thrives today despite the onslaught of immigrants and ensuing disruption, war, forced treaties, boarding schools, and parceling away of reservation land.
We welcomed our earliest visitors, as we continue to welcome you today.