Chachalu Tribal Museum & Cultural Center

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Chachalu tells the story of the Tribes and Bands of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and honor the elders who kept traditions and dreams alive during the 1940s through early 1970s, known as the Termination Era.

It is a center where the tribe’s restoration is celebrated and the culture is being revitalized.

The Yamhill Kalapuya people called the area Chachalu, which translates to “place of the burnt timbers”; a massive forest fire burned through the Grand Ronde Valley shortly before the time of relocation in 1856.

This museum tells the story of resiliency of the land and of the people who have lived here since time immemorial.