OrHi44161: Indian agent Heinlein issues blankets, tents, and clothing to the Paiutes in exchange for their land.
Learn about Oregon's Native American heritage with Oregon Is Indian Country, a traveling exhibit produced by the Oregon Historical Society in partnership with Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes.
Oregon Is Indian Country represents a groundbreaking project bringing all nine Oregon tribes together to present information never-before-assembled in one exhibit on contemporary indigenous cultures. Oregon's Indian traditions will be illuminated by many art forms including native voices, historical artifacts, photographs and more, producing a powerful exhibition.
Oregon Is Indian Country is currently scheduled for showing in several museums throughout the northwest. To inquire about hosting the exhibit at your museum or library, call 503.222.1741.
A prayer opens the Pi-Ume-Sha Powwow, 2008.
Courtesy of Spilyay Tymoo
The exhibit is divided into three large panel presentations on The Land, Federal Indian Policies, and Traditions That Bind. All three panels may be seen at one institution, or smaller institutions can group together in an area and host one or two panels apiece. The exhibit was designed to be flexible so that the widest number of institutions can host the exhibit and thereby affording the opportunity to see it to the broadest audience possible.
Support for this exhibit is generously provided by the following organizations:
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and the Siletz Tribal Council
Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library
National Endowment for the Arts
Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Heritage Commission
Oregon Council for the Humanities