Oregon Is Indian Country

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

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers

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.

If you are interested in hosting the exhibit, please contact:

Lori Erickson
Curator, Oregon Historical Society

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: