Tag Archives: Tamastslikt

DREAMING OF NET-ZERO

‘Payshnam chaw shi’ix anaknuwita tichamna kunam tichamnim chaw inaknuwita shi’ix.’ ‘If you do not take good care of the land, then the land will not take good care of you’    –saying of the Elders, quoted by Jess Nowland A UN … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE FUN

There used to be some memorable elderly friends who spent time at the museum just hanging out.  A staffer would go for mail, return and tell one of the gentlemen, “You left your pony idling in the parking lot.”  It … Continue reading

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THE MYSTIQUE OF LANGUAGE

“There were once thirteen native language families in the region that is now Oregon: Alsea, Athabascan, Cayuse, Chinookan, Coosan, Kalapuyan, Klamath, Molala, Sahaptian, Salish, Siuslaw, Takelma, and Uto-Aztecan.  Today only Paiute, Klamath, Wasco, and Sahaptian survive in the spoken form. … Continue reading

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THE AUTHENTIC COWBOY ARTIST

 “Old Ma Nature was kind to her red children and the old time cow puncher [referring to himself] was her adopted son”—CMR  “The worst woman alive, in my opinion, is as good or better than the best man I know.”—CMR … Continue reading

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WE ONCE WERE HORSE PEOPLE

It was an honor for Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and the Confederated Tribes that inveterate horse people stepped forward to share their experiences.  Some remarkable feats were described during ‘Reservation Round-Ups’ by those who experienced it:  Bryson Liberty, Alphonse Halfmoon, Antone … Continue reading

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ROUNDUP IS A MEMORY

This photo is from the East Oregonian booklet, Cowboys and Indians, A Pictorial Potpourri of the Pendleton Round-Up, undated.  There is ‘Twaway’ Inez Spino, Eliza Bill, and Carrie Sampson, looking so elegant.  My Round-Up memories don’t go back very far. … Continue reading

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DAVID DOUGLAS

David Douglas, the Scottish botanist, traversed the Columbia River Plateau in 1825-1827.  He wrote about an encounter near the Celilo Falls or the “Great Falls” in June 1825, when his party was threatened by Indians. “Just at this time a … Continue reading

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