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Columbia River Indian Autumn

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don’t miss Columbia River Indian Autumn, Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Admission is free, and features artisans, musicians and vendors from our regional Native American community.

Enjoy a traditional Native American Salmon bake, beginning at 12 noon. The salmon will be prepared by Brigette and Sean McConville who will demonstrate traditional methods of preparing and cooking fish. The $15 luncheon will include side salads. In addition, Indian Fry Bread will be available for purchase. The McConvilles, from Warm Springs, maintain Salmon King Fisheries, a fishing and retail business on the Warm Springs Reservation. Lunch is available on a first come, first serve basis, so get here early. No reservations are required.

What did Native kids do for fun before the days of television, iPhones and video games? For centuries, Native tribes throughout the Americas have played games for fun, development of senses, accuracy, sportsmanship, and teaching determination. Jefferson Greene from Warm Springs will be on hand to lead games for kids throughout the day, including drum and song games, Hoop Toss, Hoop & Arrow, Kick Bags, Rock in Fist, Ring the Stick, Kickball racing and dice games.

Several Native vendors will be on hand with exquisite art, beadwork, jewelry, and hand-made crafts. Get a jump on the holidays and find some gifts for loved ones that reflect the authentic and unique Native art from the Columbia River region.

“We are honored to open the museum for local indigenous peoples to showcase their culture and history at our facility,” said Executive Director Carolyn Purcell.  Sponsorship is provided by Weston Kia, Gresham, Columbia Gorge Real Estate, The Dalles and Indian Head Casino.

For more information call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or visit


November 2, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
541.296.8600 #201
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