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Lillian Pitt Designs Pin to Commemorate
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon

Internationally-recognized Portland artist, Lillian Pitt, has designed a pin in honor of the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s journey through Oregon. Pitt, of the Warm Springs and Yakama Tribes, created the image of the mythical Stick Indian in the center of the oblong pin, surrounded by the words “Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon” and the years of the expedition.

The Stick Indian, which is depicted with pursed lips, is a Columbia River Plateau tribal tradition called the “Little People” or “Unknown People” in the Ichishkiin language. Traditional stories place Stick Indians in the mountains, where they help lost hunters by whistling to lead them to safety. Always present, the Stick Indians look upon the activities of the tribe, reminding people to honor native traditions and maintain a favorable relationship with nature.

Design and production of the pin is sponsored by Tuality Healthcare, a non-profit community hospital serving Washington County. All proceeds from the sale of the pin will benefit the programs of Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon (LCBO). LCBO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to coordinating Oregon’s commemoration of the Corps of Discovery’s journey through Oregon two hundred years ago.

Pin

This is the official lapel pin produced by Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon (LCBO) to commemorate activities and legacy projects throughout the state. The pin is based on a bronze mask designed by Warm Springs artist, Lillian Pitt entitled Warm Springs Stick Indian.

 

To order or purchase LCBO pins:

Locations where you can purchase the pin along the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail include:

  • Cash Sales, 9913 Birkenhead Ct., Yukon, Oklahoma 73099
  • Albany Visitors Association, 250 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321
  • Astoria-Warrenton Chamber, 111 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon 97103
  • Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria, Oregon 97103
  • Brickhaven Bed & Breakfast, 38717 E. Historic Columbia, Corbett, Oregon 97019
  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, Oregon 97058
  • Tuality Hospital, 335 SE 8th, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
  • Wildhorse Resort & Casino, 72789 Highway 331, Pendelton, Oregon 97801
  • Bonnie Kahn's Wild West Gallery, 1524 NW 23rd Avenue #2, Portland, Oregon 97210, (503) 293-9414
  • Made in Oregon, 13625 NE Jarrett St., Portland, Oregon 97230
  • Oregon History Center, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205
  • West Columbia Gorge Chamber, 330 East Historic Columbia, Troutdale, Oregon 97060
  • Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1195
  • Lewis and Clark Trail, 602 Augusta Circle, Yankton, South Dakota 57078
  • Skamania Lodge, 1311 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, Washington 98648
Commemorative Lapel Pin
Calendar of Events
Corps of Discovery II
Explorer Train
Fort Clatsop
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Map of Lewis & Clark Sites

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