100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 14, 1917

A real glimpse of Indian life was afforded the visiting newspapermen and women yesterday when they were taken to the Cayuse encampment in automobiles, and the glimpse was not exactly that which was programmed either. The committee had intended that their guests should see the Indians in their tribal dances and, while they did see dancing, they also saw what was much more interesting, the working of the Indian nature. The committee was under the impression that it had so arranged things that the newspaper people would be welcome at the big celebration of the tribesmen. However, it seems that negotiations had been carried on through a channel that was not effective. At least it became evident very soon that the Indians were not at all pleased at the intrusion of the whites at their festivities. This eventually developed into a pow-wow and much parleying and speech-making before the leaders of the tribes could be brought to the view the visit of the editorial folk in a friendly light.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 14, 1967

Cindy Leonnig, 10-year-old organ player, will not be playing for a while. She tripped in a hole in the yard of the family home in Heppner Monday and fell. She did not tell her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Leonnig, that she was hurt, and only because her mother heard her crying in the night was she taken to a doctor Tuesday. X-rays showed she had broken her lower left arm. It will be in a cast for about three weeks.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 14, 1992

Tina Taylor started with an idea, several cans of paint and the blank wall on Fern Simmons’ carport. A couple of days later, the 14-year-old had created Pendleton’s newest historical mural. The newest mural faces the river and is easily spotted by pedestrians and bike riders on the River Parkway. Taylor, an aspiring cartoonist who spends “too much time” doodling and drawing, received her inspiration from Simmons, who wanted a mural depicting a scene from an Indian’s dream. “I wanted a mural that showed the way it used to be before the white man messed all up,” Simmons said.

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