Tamástslikt Cultural Institute presents a unique perspective on regional history - that of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes - and shares the cultural and social impact felt upon the arrival of European emigrants.
The permanent exhibit wing tells the story of the Tribes in three parts: `We Were,` `We Are,` and `We Will Be.` With an expansive view of the Blue Mountains in the background, the Tribes' story is shared through multi-media displays and hands-on activities. Several featured exhibitions are scheduled annually in the Tamastslikt gallery, and free outreach programs, events, and concerts are held year 'round.
The 45,000 square foot facility also features a visitor services wing complete with a large Museum Store emphasizing local tribal art, traditional handcrafts, plus exclusive Pendleton blanket designs. Kinship Cafe serves a Native-inspired lunch menu daily. Additionally, a multi-use theater, classroom, and outdoor spaces are available for public use.
The museum services wing features archives and photo collections, the Institute's permanent artifact collection, a community storage facility, and other facilities for caring for artifacts, photos, and documents.
Tamástslikt , which means "interpret" in the Walla Walla native language, is located just past Wildhorse Resort & Casino that includes a casino, two hotels, Cineplex, Food Court, bowling alley, 100-space RV park, and 18-hole championship golf course.
Tule Mat Lodge
View of Museum Services wing
Living Culture Village
Visitors in exhibits
Guests in Kinship Cafe
Clients in Museum Store
All Boys Dance at Kidz Pow Wow
Dancing Girls at Kidz Pow Wow