Permanent exhibits are closed. Store and Cafe are open!
February 26 - March 31
The Museum Store and Kinship Café are open for limited hours Tuesday through Saturday. Kinship Café is open from 11am-2pm, offering take-out orders only, with a limited – but still delicious – menu. Click here to review the menu. Call 541.429.7702 to have your order ready upon arrival. Plus, you’ll always find lots of fresh, new merchandise and exciting discounts in the Museum Store, open 11am-4pm. You can still enjoy FREE shipping at our online store.
Please note that safety measures will be in force with masks and social distancing required. Call to confirm Covid-19 hours of operation, 541.429.7700. We look forward to seeing everyone!
UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS
20% off Exclusive Design Pendleton Blankets!
March 02 - March 31
Tamástslikt exclusive design Pendleton Wool blankets are on sale all of March. This is your chance to save 20% on the CTUIR Flag, Quail Plume (2 sizes), and Cayuse Diamond blankets. Visit us at the store or order online at www.tamastslikt.org/shop. Remember, shipping is free! The store is open 11am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday..
COVID-19 protocols are in place with masks and social distancing required.
*Offer may not be combined with any other discounts/offers.
Kinship Cafe Weekly Specials
March 02 - March 27
March 5, Free First Friday: Indian Tacos, Frybread & Huckleberry Jam
March 9-13: Grilled Ham & Cheese with Tomato Soup
March 16-20: Mini Huckleberry Lemon Loaf
March 23-27: Bacon Garlic Pasta Salad
Take-out only. Call in your order to 541.429.7702 and we’ll have it ready for pick up!
Watch and listen for Spilyáy, the magical Coyote of Legend-Time. Find Spilyáy in Tamástslikt’s major galleries: We Were, We Are and We Will Be. Tamástslikt is a storyline museum and therefore does not merely document artifacts. In the SEASONAL ROUND, the Natítayt (the people) follow the pre-contact lifestyle of subsistence in the abundant natural world, reflecting its balance and order. Ambient sounds take the visitor to another time. Visitors will hear horses rumbling across the grassy plateau, storytellers in the winter lodge, the bell and worshipers in the church. They will hear a recreation of the 1855 Treaty Council of Walla Walla in the tribal language. Audio, artistry and historic images, rare and beautiful artifacts create a broad sensory experience depicting our Tribal world.
Our Tribes are alive and prospering today. Tribal people have survived and thrive in the contemporary world. WE ARE features our resilient people as soldiers and warriors, players in government and the regional economy, leaders in salmon recovery success, balancing the modern with traditions, and still abiding by the Law of the Salmon.
WE WILL BE
Achievements, aspirations, and concerns of the tribal community are voiced in WE WILL BE. Cháwna mun na’ámta–We will never fade.
The 10-minute introductory Coyote Theater is open for visitors to enjoy. Spilyáy, the magical coyote dominates the story, expressing wisdom and foolishness in a comic exposition of how the world came to be as it is today. Witness Spilyay as he vanquishes the forces of destruction and saves the traditional foods for the Natítyayt. Coyote Theater is accessible with admission.