2019 Mammoth Cup Golf Tournament – moved to May 24!

May 24

Get your team together and sign up now for this year’s exciting event rescheduled for next Friday, May 24, when the sun comes back! You can register and pay here  or sign up at the golf course before May 10, 2019. Great tee prizes! Excellent golf course! Fun side bets! Indian Taco Awards Dinner! (Purchase extra dinner tickets here.)

Thank you to our title sponsor Wildhorse Resort & Casino and our Clubhouse sponsors Wenaha Group, Strategic Wealth Management, Bally-SG Gaming, Clover Island Inn, CHI St. Anthony Hospital, Pepsi/Pendleton Bottling Co., Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, IGT, Everi, Artistocrat, Ainsworth, Byrnes Oil Co., and Hester & Zehren! If you’d like to be a sponsor and support Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, please contact Bobbie Conner at 541.429.7700 or write


“Different Places In Her Heart” – Art by Ellen Taylor

April 19 - June 15

This one woman art show by local Tribal member Ellen Taylor is colorful, vibrant, and full of love and respect for her subjects. Taylor says her art “…comes from visions, feelings, life experiences, death, turmoil, new birth, illness, relationships, and the history of life.” The perfect balance, according to Taylor, comes from finding the time to articulate, create, and balance all or some of this into her busy life. Each piece of her art “comes from a different place in her heart, but they are all woven together in perfect harmony.”

The public is invited to view the exhibit on opening day for FREE!

Thank you to our sponsors CHI St. Anthony Hospital and the Mahoney Group.


Home Decor Sale at the Museum Store

May 01 - May 31

All of our home decor merchandise is on sale at up to 50% off this month! You’ll find Pendleton pillows, Pendleton shower curtains, clocks, wall art, colorful area rugs (see photo) in a variety of sizes, and more. Take advantage of these great buys before it’s too late!


Kinship Cafe May Specials

May 13 - May 31

Join us for a month of delicious lunch specials!!
Week of May 6 – Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad
Week of May 13 – Tuna Salad Sandwich with chips or salad
Week of May 20 – Salmon Tacos
Week of May 27 – BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Open Monday-Saturday, 11am-2pm


SAVAGES AND PRINCESSES: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes

July 05 - October 19

Stereotypes of Native American peoples are ubiquitous and familiar. This exhibit brings together thirteen contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their right to represent their identities as Native Americans. Whether using humor, subtlety, or irony, the telling is always fiercely honest and dead-on. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass culture forms. Opening day is FREE!

Sponsored by CHI St. Anthony Hospital and the Mahoney Group.




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.


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.