Category Archives: Native Tongue

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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IT WAS OUR GOLDEN AGE

“Would you like to learn the Indian language?” Of course! All Indians would like to learn the Indian language, whether the downriver Nez Perce dialect adopted by the Cayuse forebears, the NE Sahaptin known as Walla Walla or Ichishkíin, or … Continue reading

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