Culture & Recreation

  • Youth Recreation
  • Cultural Activities
  • Language
  • Displays
  • Archaeology

Culture

Culture encompasses our people’s day to day lifestyles, spirituality, values, and beliefs.

Acorns

At one time the acorn was a dietary staple for the indigenous people of the Umpqua Valley. Acorns were primarily gathered in the Fall from open oak savannahs. Part of processing acorns included leaching out bitter tannins prior to consumption.

acorn

Huckleberries

Huckleberries are a main dietary food source gathered at higher elevations during the mid to late Summer months. The berries were processed fresh or were dried out for use later in the year.

red hucks

Camas

Camas was gathered for many reasons, however, a common use for camas was thickening and sweetening of foods. They were gathered at lower elevations in marshy areas during the Spring months.

camas

South Umpqua Falls

The Falls are a commonly used area throughout the year for our Tribal people. Some of the uses of this area are for spirituality, Huckleberry Gatherings, camping, hunting, fishing, and the annual Pow Wow.

Winter

winter falls

Spring

spring falls

Summer

summer falls

Fall

autumn falls