Native American Public Art of Portland

02/10/2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT




  • $15.00  -  AHC Members
  • $25.00  -  General Public


There's a lot of public art in the Portland metropolitan area made by Native American artists. Because some of it is unmarked, poorly marked, or hard to find, Price Schaffer designed a map and website to teach folks about this beautiful part of Oregon culture. He worked with his mother, Dr. Tracy Prince, to locate and identify the art. Native artists from Oregon use their art to tell tribal stories and to serve as reminders of Indigenous homelands. 

We hope you'll join us as Price Schaffer and Dr. Tracy Prince explore some of the Native American artworks and artists whose work can be found right here in the Portland area. Among the artists featured in this presentation are: Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs), Greg Robinson (Chinook), Travis Stewart (Grand Ronde),and Amy Red Star (Crow). You'll even learn about some 10,000 year old rock art.

Price Schaffer is a senior at Lincoln High School, a University of Washington Whiteley Scholar, and the founder of Walk of Ages. Dr. Prince is a research professor at Portland State University, specializing in Native American art and history. She's also the author or co-author of several books, including Portland's Goose Hollow, Portland's Slabtown, and Notable Women of Portland. Dr. Prince is a long-time AHC member and VP of the AHC's Board of Directors.

Photo: "Grandmother's Prayers" mural by Toma Villa (Yakama) in northeast Portland. Courtesy of