Have the opportunity to experience Warm Springs Tribal Culture in Person! As a “once in a lifetime” offer, the 2017 conference organizers have arranged with the Warm Springs Tribe to provide a Kah-Nee-ta Salmon Bake Buffet Traditional Dinner as one of our field trips. After a visit to the Warm Springs Tribal Museum (see description below) participants will be treated to “Fresh Salmon baked over alderwood coals by tribal members dressed in their finest regalia.” Other treats include Wild Grain Chinook rice, Fry Bread with Huckleberry Preserves, and Huckleberry Crisp with Whipped Cream.
Description: The museum at Warm Springs is Oregon's first tribal museum, a beautiful facility filled with fascinating displays (including some excellent rock art exhibits), artifacts, and information about the three tribes that joined together in 1855 to form the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Visitors to The Museum at Warm Springs will experience firsthand the sounds of ancient songs and languages, the mastery of traditional craftsmen, and the sights of rich and colorful cultures that make up the Confederated Tribes.
After the museum we’ll head a few miles up to the beautiful, high desert Kah-nee-tah Resort for a delicious traditional lunch of salmon baked over a wood fire and all the trimmings. The menu will be based on the traditional cultural foods and preparations of the Warm Springs people.
Access: EASY. The museum and Kah-nee-tah are located on the Warm Springs Reservation an easy hour’s drive from Eagle Crest. This is an excellent field trip for anyone who might be mobility challenged, and for anyone seeking a “one-of-a-kind” cultural experience. Significant others who may not be up for hiking to a rock art site will find this trip to be the perfect complement to a wonderful conference.
There is a $50/person fee to cover museum tickets and lunch. This trip has a 20 person minimum and will be cancelled one month in advance if the minimum is not met.