Getting ready for the 2023 Tamkaliks Celebration (Video)

This important cultural event would not be possible without all of the Tamkaliks’ volunteers.

Regardless of blistering temperatures on July 15, volunteers were busy preparing the arbor and facilities throughout the day.

Each July, the Homeland becomes a place of reunion for descendants of the original inhabitants of waláwa, the Wallowa country. Year after year, participants enjoy three days of song and dance, culminating in a walasit service and Friendship feast. Descendants, locals, and visitors attend together.

There are many ways to be involved, contribute, and enjoy. Food and craft vendors are plentiful. All the comforts of town are just a quick walk across the river. The Tamkaliks Committee and Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland are pleased to announce that we are planning the 2023 Tamkaliks Celebration.

The 31st Annual Tamkaliks Celebration takes place July 21-23, 2023. For more information on the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland, Tamkaliks, and how to get there, visit

*Produced by Wild Horses Media Productions for and donated to Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland. #WildHorsesThunder #WildHorsesMediaProductions

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions, is a professional Freelance Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.

Angelika's photography work has been displayed on the front cover of Idaho Magazine (2022), the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, Cowboy Lifestyle Network (2021), Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), and in various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007).

Between 2007 and 2009, Angelika worked in radio as the news and sports director for owners Lee and Carol Lee Perkins at KWVR Radio in Enterprise, Oregon. After the station was sold, she created Wallowa Valley Online, an independent online news magazine publishing and writing news and engaging in photojournalism.

After ten years of Wallowa Valley Online, Angelika decided to concentrate more on her photography & video productions, and cover and write human interest stories on Wild Horses Thunder - The studio & journal, and volunteer at the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland.

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