from Lewis and Clark to the pioneers who crossed the Oregon trail, did not notice that this land was already known by its First People. And it already had names! When these newcomers overlooked our names they missed out on something special, because our names and our languages are ancient and beautiful.
Today, all of us who live here have the opportunity to rediscover the beauty of these ancient first names of our homeland. Explore the site and enjoy!
Use the map above to see what these newcomers missed. Click on a Native name to hear and learn about the first names of this land. And use the menu buttons at the top of the map to explore further.
Play games to learn our Native names
Learn to see our land in a new way
Learn about the newcomers who
came to our land, such as Lewis and Clark
Hide and reveal different features on the interactive map above