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Willamette Hertiage Center Special Exhibition

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Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill Street SE

April 12, 2013


"We Were Here First… And We're Here to Stay! Assimilation, Termination and Restoration of the Grand Ronde Tribe," curated by the Cultural Resources Department of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde (CTGR) and the Grand Ronde Museum, explores the experiences of tribal members living through efforts by the U.S. government to liquidate the Grand Ronde Tribe forever. The stories of loss endured for 160 years are put into the context of the tribe’s 40-year journey to fight back through federal restoration and the subsequent building of a tribal nation. This exhibition occurs on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the restored Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.