Worth a Trip: Warm Springs Indian Reservation

Home to three Native American groups – the Wasco, the Warm Springs and the Paiute – Warm Springs Indian Reservation stretches from the peaks of the Cascades in the west to the banks of the Deschutes River to the east. The Wasco and Warm Springs tribes were confined here after a treaty with the US government in 1855; the Paiute were moved here after the Bannock Indian War of 1878.

For a good perspective on the history of the area and its people, don't miss the Warm Springs Museum.

The Pi Ume Sha Treaty Days Celebration is held on the third weekend of June at Warm Springs, with competitive dancing and horse races. For details contact the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

The best place to stay in the area is the tribe-owned Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, with a spa and lots of family-friendly activities.