Bobbie Conner is the director of Tamástslikt (Tah-MAHST-slickt, which means turn, translate, or interpret in Wallulapam) Cultural Institute, the 45,000-square-foot tribally owned museum on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, which opened in 1998. The Institute serves three goals: to accurately present the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla (these three Tribes comprise the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, or CTUIR) peoples’ history, to perpetuate knowledge of their history and culture, and to contribute to the Tribal economy. Bobbie is Cayuse, Umatilla, and Nez Perce and is enrolled at the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla. She is a graduate of Pendleton High School, the University of Oregon, and Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. She serves on the Eastern Oregon University and Oregon Historical Society Boards of Trustees and the Ecotrust and Oregon Community Foundation Boards of Directors.
Bill Lang is Emeritus Professor of History at Portland State and author of many books and articles on Pacific Northwest and Oregon history, including Two Centuries of Lewis and Clark (OHS 2004) with Carl Abbott (available for sale in the OHS Museum Store).
Please join us for free public lectures and discussions that dive deeper into significant themes from the vast history introduced in Experience Oregon. Through these talks, academic and community scholars will offer audiences new ways of understanding the people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon. All programs will be recorded and made available on ohs.org and on our YouTube channel.