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As part of Tamastslikt Cultural Institute's preservation efforts, intern Avery McKay carefully wipes away a film of dust from a bowl excavated from the original site of Fort Walla Walla.

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Art preservation is an art unto itself

Pieces in Tamastslikt Cultural Institute's collection receive tender loving care to ensure history survives.

MISSION, Ore. — At age 35, Randall Melton understands his past is also his future.Melton is the collections curator of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, situated where the high desert of Eastern Oregon becomes one with the Blue Mountains on the Umatilla Ind


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