Monthly Archives: June 2011

GETTING READY FOR KIDS

This week the staff has been gearing up to present new child-oriented exhibits within the Tamástslikt permanent exhibits.  The Coyote Theater is popular with children.  It’s meant to orient visitors to the theme of Spilyáy, the trickster hero of magica … Continue reading

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PRAY FOR SACRED PLACES

As the summer solstice draws near, people are praying for the protection of sacred places.  Here’s a quote from a news release about a special initiative from June 17-21: “All other peoples in the United States can use the First … Continue reading

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CALLING ALL BABY BOOMERS

PEPSI PRIMETIME @ THE MUSEUM–Were you one of the 78 million persons born between 1946 and 1954?  If so, you are one of the millions whose generation has been likened to “a pig in a python”–just a statistical metaphor for … Continue reading

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FIRST FRIDAY

What happens when home schools, middle school, and American Cruise’s  Queen of the West converge?    Tamástslikt becomes a bustling place.  On Friday, First Friday, free admission day, wildlife biologist and adjunct educator, Howard Postovit, brought golden eagle, Olga, to visit … Continue reading

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE TREATY

Anakú mun Čaw Ćáa ’íkwiyaan ‘When it did not go forth in a good manner’ Pá’inixwat pašapátutiyaytana “They’re going to make a Treaty” –Tamástslikt text panels  “The old people said, ‘there’s no way the white people can ever pay the … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME

There was a query to the blog recently–where did the name Tamástslikt come from?   Way back in the 20th century, the early 1990’s, the original proposed name was a mouthful–The Oregon Trail on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Interpretive Institute.  I … Continue reading

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