Ocian in View
Famed explorers Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery are perhaps the most
celebrated American visitors to spend a winter in Oregon. The Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
stretches from the Umatilla Tribes’ homelands in the Pendleton area, through the Columbia River Gorge
to Clatsop County on the Oregon Coast, where they built Fort Clatsop and stayed between October 1805 and May 1806.
Oregon has six major interpretive facilities dedicated to telling the story of Lewis and Clark:
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute on the Umatilla Indian Reservation; the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum
in The Dalles; The Museum at Warm Springs; the Oregon History Center in Portland; and Fort Clatsop National Memorial,
home to a reproduction of the fort and living history demonstrations, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, both in Astoria.
Visit one of the top-ranked tribal museums in the nation, the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
and experience life on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon.
This state-of-the-art interpretive center features an awe-inspiring permanent exhibit presenting the region's story from the
perspective of the Walla Walla, Cayuse and Umatilla Tribes. Interactive displays and gallery exhibitions
make up the newest addition, the Living Cultural Village, where local history is interpreted and brought to life
through the voices of tribal ancestors using historic documents, priceless art and life-like visuals.
One of the top-ranked tribal museums in the USA, the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, OR