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Wy-am, or Celilo Falls, once one of North America’s largest waterfalls, offered life-sustaining salmon and served as a gathering place for thousands of Native Americans for more than 10,000 years. The profound significance of this site is still felt today. Construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957 inundated the site and silenced the great Celilo Falls, creating a slack-water lake in their place. Before the construction and dedication of The Dalles Dam, Wy-am served for centuries as one of history’s great marketplaces. A half dozen tribes had permanent villages between the falls and where the dam now stands. As many as 5,000 people would gather to trade, feast and participate in games and religious ceremonies. Elders and chiefs regulated the fishing, permitting none until after the first salmon ceremony. Each day, fishing started and ended at the sound of a whistle. The loss of this major fishing, gathering and ceremonial area via inundation due to The Dalles Lock and Dam upset tribal life in the region forever. Some Elders still remember the falls and grieve their loss. Celilo Falls was also prosperous to the region through salmon canneries, but it is the tribal heritage that remains significant today.<\/p>\r\n

Visitors can access this site at Celilo Park on I-84 at exit 97, about 12 miles east of The Dalles, where south of the freeway stand the small Indian Village and Celilo Longhouse (still used today for ceremonies) and north of the freeway the park rest area on the river.<\/p>","post_name":"celilo-falls-and-celilo-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.6505","lng":"-120.961","distance":"0.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/celilo-falls-and-celilo-park\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"665099","post_title":"Sherars Falls","post_content":"Sherar\u2019s Falls, located within the ceded lands on the Deschutes River, is a\ntraditional fishing site used by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs\nsince time immemorial. Purchased by the Confederated Tribes of Warm\nSprings in the 1970s, the falls and lands adjacent to them have been put into\ntrust. Currently, the Bureau of Land Management maintains the lands for the\nTribe, however, tribal members continue to build their scaffols and fish for\nsalmon at the falls. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs charges a use\nfee for non-tribal members to park at Sherar\u2019s Fall.","post_name":"sherars-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.6356","lng":"-120.913","distance":"3.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/sherars-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1380538","post_title":"The Dalles Art Center","post_content":"

A locally-based gallery supporting locally-based artists in the Columbia River Gorge. Offering rotating exhibits, classes and lectures, and a sales gallery where you will find some unique gifts for friends and family year-round, including one-of-a-kind greeting cards as well as t-shirts, bookmarks, magnets, and jewelry.<\/p>","post_name":"the-dalles-art-center","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.5999","lng":"-121.184","distance":"17.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/shopping\/art-galleries\/the-dalles-art-center\/","terms":"a Shopping<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1380537","post_title":"Nichols Art Glass","post_content":"

Nichols Art Glass is a 2700 square foot studio and gallery filled with beautiful and unique blown glass pieces. Andy approaches his craft in a non- traditional manner. Striving to challenge the boundaries with every piece and maximize his individual capacities and style. 

Nichols Art Glass supplies to numerous galleries throughout the Northwest. In addition, several larger installations may be found in regional hotels and lodges. 

Andy Nichols is dedicated to his art and to the adventures that hot glass takes him. Come explore and see what new adventures Andy is taking today.<\/p>","post_name":"nichols-art-glass","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.604","lng":"-121.197","distance":"18.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/shopping\/art-galleries\/nichols-art-glass\/","terms":"a
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Image Courtesy of Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum<\/em>

The multimedia, interactive exhibits at the center focus on the volcanic upheaval and raging floods that created the Gorge, the unique flora and fauna of the region, and 11,000 years of cultural history. Collections include hundreds of Pacific Northwest Indian baskets, photo archives, and local genealogical files. The site provides walking trails, a pond, and scenic overlooks. Live raptor education programs engage all ages in issues related to habitat preservation. Lunch, coffee, and snacks served in the Basalt Rock Cafe.<\/p>","post_name":"columbia-gorge-discovery-centerwasco-county-historical-museum","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.6529","lng":"-121.209","distance":"18.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/oregon-heritage\/history-heritage\/hertitage-museum\/old-west-oregon-trail-heritage\/columbia-gorge-discovery-centerwasco-county-historical-museum\/","terms":"a
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