PENDLETON, OR - The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla announced plans to upgrade and expand their Wildhorse Resort & Casino located 4 miles east of Pendleton into a destination resort. Infrastructure work will begin this summer and completion is scheduled for summer of 2009.The project will include a miniature version of Celilo Falls, an ancestral fishing and trading area on the Columbia River that was covered by the Dalles Dam in 1957.
About the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
The Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people make up the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The ancestral lands of the current 2,500 tribal members is the Columbia River Plateau of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. A treaty with the US Government in 1855 placed the three tribes together on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. A single tribal government was adopted in 1949. For more information, visit http://www.umatilla.nsn.us/.
For casino information, visit our web page: Wildhorse Resort & Casino
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