Oregon Is Indian Country

Klamath man overlooks giiwas (Crater Lake) Curtis Collection Photo provided by Taylor R. David, Klamath Tribes News Dept.

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First exhibited in 2009 at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon Is Indian Country represents a groundbreaking project that brought together all nine federally recognized Oregon Tribes to present information, never-before-assembled in one exhibit, on contemporary indigenous cultures. This rich content is now available for museums and cultural institutions across the state as a traveling exhibit of vibrant banners.

Indian agent Heinlein issues blankets, tents, and clothing to the Paiutes in exchange for their land. OrHi44161The exhibit is a direct result of the Oregon Tribes Project, a multi-year collaboration between the Oregon Historical Society's former Folklife Program and Oregon's nine federally recognized Tribes. Tribal members documented their contemporary traditions and worked with Society staff to create a series of heritage resources, including the Oregon Is Indian Country traveling trunk that is available for educators.


The Oregon is Indian Country exhibit is currently out for refurbishment until July 2018. If you are interested in hosting the exhibit after that time, please contact:

Lori Erickson
Curator, Oregon Historical Society
503.306.5233

Exhibitor Resources

Educational Materials


A prayer opens the Pi-Ume-Sha Powwow, 2008. Photo courtesy of Spilyay Tymoo, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

 

Support for this exhibit is generously provided by the following organizations: