Museum exhibits are open!

June 01 - June 30
10am-5pm

Take a break from the heat and explore the history and culture of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Indians! Your admission ticket is good for two consecutive days! Enjoy $1 off admission with a AAA card, and free admission for members of NARM, Oregon Historical Society, Fort Walla Walla Museum, our Inwai Circle of Friends, and CTUIR members. We are sanitizing surfaces continuously and deep cleaning nightly. Everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Capacity will be limited.

The Museum Store and Museum exhibits are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am -5pm. Kinship Café is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-2pm, offering take-out orders only, with a limited – but still delicious – menu. Click here to view the menu. Call 541.429.7702 to have your order ready upon arrival.

Plus, through June 30, you will enjoy 25% off all kids’ items – toys, books, apparel, and more. Get ready for summer and keep the young ones entertained! Visit us at the store or order online at www.tamastslikt.org/shop where shipping is always free! COVID-19 protocols are in place with masks and social distancing required. Offer may not be combined with any other discounts/offers.

Welcome back!

UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS

Kids’ Sale!

June 01 - June 30
10am-5pm

We don’t have kids on sale but we do have 25% off all kids’ merchandise. You’ll find great prices on books, toys, apparel, and more.  Sale ends June 30! Visit us at the store, we’re open 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Or order online at www.tamastslikt.or/shop where shipping is always free!

COVID-19 protocols are in place with masks and social distancing required. Offer may not be combined with any other discounts/offers.

Kinship Cafe June Specials!

June 01 - June 26
11am-2pm

June 4, FREE FIRST FRIDAY: Indian Tacos, Frybread & Huckleberry Jam
June 8-12: Salmon Avocado Pasta Salad
June 15-19: Zucchini Breads – Huckleberry or Huckleberry with Chocolate
June 22-26: Huckleberry Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin Sandwich on Ciabatta bun with Huckleberry jello
Every Friday, Salmon Corn Chowder!
Click here to check out the full menu. Take-out only. Call in your order to 541.429.7702 and we’ll have it ready for pick up!

PERMANENT EXHIBITS

WE WERE

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.

WE ARE

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.

COYOTE THEATER

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.