This was our fourth forest tipi (now five with Crazy Horse), beautifully sheltered by a stand of tall cedar trees, and close enough to the creek to hear the comforting sound of the water.
It is a painted tipi, and it literally adopted us. The light inside is dimmed and soothing. - This tipi also has a beautiful stone floor, covered with a wool rug for warmth and beauty. The bed is queen size, comforter covered with extra wool blankets to keep it cozy in Oregon's cool summer nights.
Price per night: $150 for 2 people, breakfast included. Two-night mininum. [For extra guests see "Policies."]
Who were the Calapooya Indians?
Santiam and Calapooya Indians lived in this area but were not numerous or warlike when the first white settlers arrived. White men's diseases -- smallpox, measles, "fevers", etc. -- had depopulated western Oregon for half a century. By 1851 there were fewer than 600 Indians in the entire county; many of them were moved to Grand Ronde Indian Reservation in 1856. Little is known of the ancestors of these people. (from: Benton County Historical Society and Museum.)
"Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders, Honor all with whom we share the Earth: Four-legged, two-legged, winged ones. Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock people. Walk in balance and beauty."
— Native American Elder