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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

KAH-NEE-TA - Warm Springs Oregon

Kah-Nee-Ta is approximately 100 miles East of Portland Oregon and is located on The Warm Springs Reservation. The pool that is in this picture is in the Village area, where you can take a trip down the giant, 140-foot-long or 184-foot long slides into the waters of the double Olympic-sized hot springs mineral pool. The village hot springs pool is open year-round. It is cooled during the summer and heated to 92 degrees during the fall season.

The Teepees in the pictures are available to rent and they hold of up to 10 people. (Click on pictures to enlarge.)

The Warm Springs Reservation was established by The Treaty of 1855 on a small reserve of land where our ancestors lived for thousands of years. In 1937 the Wasco, Paiute and Warm Springs Tribes organized as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and became a sovereign, self-governing nation.

Kah-Nee-Ta Village was completed in 1964 and named for the Indian woman Xnitla, "Root Digger" who had owned the property. Xnitla was a scout and spiritual leader who used the natural hot springs and indigenous plants and roots for medicinal purposes and religious ceremonies. The Lodge and Convention Center opened in 1972, followed by Indian Head Casino in 1995.

In the spring of 2001, the Tribal Council approved unifying Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Indian Head Casino, forming what is now Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino.

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.