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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Monday – Thursday, 10am – 7pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 12pm – 5pm

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.

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Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Samuel S. Johnson Foundation, all OHS traveling exhibitions are free to rent through 2022 (usually $250 per month plus shipping).

Other rental details include:

Insurance: Coverage of $20,000 per panel is required ($60,000 total).

Shipping: Exhibition may be picked up and dropped off at the Oregon Historical Society or shipped by courier.

Size: Each panel is 20' long X 10' high X 4' wide. Introductory kiosk is 8' high X 5.5' wide.

Weight: Panel cases measure 96" long X 19" high X 13" wide weigh approximately 102 lbs. each. Kiosk case measures 52" long X 10" high X 31" wide weighs approximately 184 lbs.

Download the one sheet for rental information.

Interested in booking Oregon Is Indian Country? Please contact Tara Cole, Museum Services Coordinator, at 503.306.5223 or tara.cole@ohs.org for rental inquiries.

Exhibitor Resources

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: