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  1. Homeland of the Cow Creeks Historic Marker

    This portion of the southwest Oregon is the homeland of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.  They thrived here for thousands of years before contact with Euro-Americans.  Living in plank-house villages, they followed a seasonal round of resource use.  Moving from summer camas meadows and…

    Location: Cow Creek Rest Area, Gelndale, OR 97442
  2. Huckleberry Fields/Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    Pick up a Forest Service map showing areas where these sweet purple berries grow, which have been harvested by Native Americans for thousands of years. The Sawtooth Berry Fields west of Mt. Adams are the best known; other fields are scattered throughout the forest. More than…

    Location: Indian Heaven Wilderness, Gifford Pinchot, Skamania
  3. In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival

    In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival, is one of the few Native American fine arts outdoor markets hosted in the Pacific Northwest and is held annually in August. Visitors have the opportunity to see the latest trends in Native American art as…

    Location: 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
  4. Indian Trails Historic Marker

    An ancient trail passed through here as part of an extensive Indian trade network linking peoples of the Northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau to those living west of the Cascades.  Obsidian, bear grass and slaves were transported over these trails to major trading locations…

    Location: Mill Creek Bridge milepost 92/US26, OR
  5. Iron Mountain

    Culturally, this was a Kalapuya vision quest site, and then a Forest Service lookout until 2003.  As far as natural resources go, this has the most diverse wildflower species anywhere in the area; peak viewing is mid-July. At Iron Mountain Lookout Site there is now a viewing…

    Location: Iron Mountain, OR
  6. Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort

    Kah-Nee-Ta Resort sits on the 600,000-acre Warm Springs Indian Reservation and is the gateway to the Central Oregon region for travelers along Highway 26 from Portland.  The resort offers an array of recreational and cultural activities for guests. Some of the highlights include horseback riding, golfing,…

    Location: 6823 Hwy 8, Warm Springs , OR 97761
  7. Living Rock Studio

    The unique Living Rock Studio celebrates the beauty, natural wonders, history and geological diversity of its “Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway” location. Visionary artist Howard Taylor and his family have welcomed visitors for the last 23 years.  More than 800 tons of Oregon stone went…

    Location: 911 W. Bishop Way (Oregon State Hwy 228), Brownsville, OR 97327
  8. Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

    Learn about the many cultures and regional Native communities that collaborated on the design and construction of this center—attend a Native arts fair, hear Northwest story tellers, or watch a Tsimshian Fourth Generation dance performance at The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen State…

    Location: 2700 NW Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, WA 98505
  9. Maryhill Museum of Art

    Come explore Maryhill Museum’s world-class collection of art ranging from early 20th century European works to an extensive Native American collection. Set in a castle-like chateau on a stunning 6,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum is one of the Pacific Northwest’s…

    Location: 35 Maryhill Drive, WA 98620
  10. Memorial and Boones Ferry Parks

    The park system in Wilsonville is built around a community that treasures its green spaces. Memorial Park is more than 120 acres and is along the Willamette River. It features boat access, kayak launching areas, docks, water trails, beautiful hiking trails in the woods, bird watching, community…

    Location: Memorial Drive and Park Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070
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