Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center

Tribal Museum and Cultural Center

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HOURS OF OPERATION: TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 10AM to 4PM

THE CHACHALU STORY

Chachalu tells the story of the Tribes and Bands of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and honor our Elders who kept Tribal traditions and dreams alive during the years of Termination. It is a center where the Tribe’s Restoration is celebrated and our culture is being revitalized.

The Yamhill Kalapuya people called this place 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 vision of the Museum is to tell the story of the resiliency of the land and of the people who have lived here since time immemorial. The land, once devastated by fire, is now revitalized with healthy forests and abundant wildlife. Our salmon have once again returned to our streams; the Grand Ronde people, once uprooted from their various homelands and then Terminated by the federal government, are renewed through Restoration. This is a center for cultural activity where the Tribe’s stories, history, and culture continue to be practiced and shared.

NTSAYKA IKANUM: A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Trace the journey of our people by visiting http://ikanum.grandronde.org/Our Story: A Virtual Experience, a distillation of the eras and facets of Grand Ronde history and culture for the edification of Tribal members and the general public.

Get in Touch

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Location & Contact

Tribal Headquarter Address
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR 97347

General Phone Inquiries
800-422-0232 or 503-879-5211

Contact us

Fax *: 503-879-2025
*Please do not fax medical information to this number, use the Health and Wellness fax 503-879-2071

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