Monthly Archives: March 2011

VISITORS FROM JAPAN

VISITORS FROM JAPAN– Fifteen  students from Sasiyama, Japan, visited Tamástslikt with representatives of their sister city, Walla Walla, WA.  When asked what their thoughts were about the nuclear situation in Japan, the only male student answered, “great risks, great returns.”  … Continue reading

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ARE YOU GOOD AT DESCRIBING ROCKS?

Help Us Care for the Past–Our visitors are invited to try their hands at the exacting process of accessioning materials into the Tamástslikt collection. Over time Tamástslikt has amassed vast assets of lithic artifacts, ie arrowheads, blades, and stone tools. … Continue reading

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KUDO TO KINSHIP CAFÉ

Kinship Café has renounced Styrofoam and will henceforth use only biodegradable containers for takeout food. As long ago as 1972 researchers found toxic styrene residues inside a majority of Americans who were tested. By 1986, styrene residue was to be … Continue reading

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VALUING NATIVE FIBERS

Stuart Murdock is a Ute Indian who somehow ended up living in Redmond, OR. He is a prolific flintknapper who can be seen every October at the Wanapum archaeology days near Beverly, WA. His work is exquisite like the meticulous … Continue reading

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

Crow socks were flying the evening Winona LaDuke arrived on the Umatilla Indian Reservation–snowflakes big enough for crows to wear as socks. It was great to hear Winona LaDuke speak. Here are some broad strokes. Sorry for any misinterpretation by … Continue reading

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