Named in Top Ten Exhibitions to Visit in Oregon by TravelMag!
June 01 - December 31
Visit Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, one of TravelMag’s top ten exhibitions to visit in Oregon 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.
Enjoy shopping for unique home decor, apparel, art, and more at the Museum Store. Visit us at the store Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, 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.
We look forward to seeing you!
UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS
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.