Awards & Reviews


  • The Native American Journalists Award for the Museum's newsletter, TWANAT, June 1996.
  • American Association of Museums, second place in the nation, for the video, "According to the Earth".
  • Merit Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects.
  • Cultural Design Tribal Facility Award from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Award of Excellence, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. September, 1996.
  • National Park Service Grant to photograph pictographs within the ceded lands.
  • On September 24, 1998, The Museum announced a Meyer Memorial Trust Grant of $158,000 to complete the above Pictograph Project, which involved the photographing and digital enhancement and created an archive for the pictographs located within the ceded lands of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. This grant will also fund a digital repository for this Project at The Museum and train tribal members the skills necessary to maintain and utilize this archive.
  • "Technically one of the best unified exhibition plans in any museum in America." James Nason, Curator of New World Ethnology, Burke Museum, University of Washington, in American Anthropology.
  • "A stunning display of innovation. ....The largest collection of Indian artifacts still in Indian hands." The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon.
  • "The Museum At Warm Springs is many things, not least of which is a striking piece of architecture - a 25,000 square foot structure that packs an emotional wallop all too seldom felt in contemporary public buildings." Architectural Digest.
  • "A rich collection of native artwork ... Storytelling, the heart of Indian life, takes place on a grand scale at the museum." New York Times.
  • "One of the best tribal museums." Seattle Times.
  • "Native Americans also build museums. One of the best is The Museum At Warm Springs." Exploring Ancient Native America.
  • "A state-of-the-art facility that is a model for future tribal museums." San Francisco Examiner.
  • "The Museum At Warm Springs is an inspired work of art." Native Peoples of the Northwest.

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