Outside the Longhouse Building


The opening of the Native American Longhouse at Lane Community College honors Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes, both inside the building and in the landscaping outside and around it. The outside environment of the Longhouse provides three important honoring features.

A Pathway of the Tribes wanders through a camas/tarweed meadow past a swale. It honors the progress and sovereignty of the tribes and symbolizes the unity among our peoples. The swale honors our connection with the natural world by allowing the rain which falls on the Longhouse's footprint to soak in and recharge soil moisture, thus preserving the integrity of at least this small piece of Earth. Planted around the building are almost 100 species of plants that were important historically to Oregon's and other Native peoples, and many of them continue to be important today.

Pathway of the Tribes

We envisioned a pathway near the Longhouse through a plantation of native plants to honor Oregon's nine tribes. We asked that each tribe select one or two plants to represent that tribe in the plantings around the Longhouse. A total of twelve plants were selected for us. These twelve species of plants are named here. 它们被种植了, however, 在长屋周围的不同地方, allowing interested persons the opportunity to appreciate the plantings by searching for them. One specimen of each of these species displays a label at its base that describes the species of plant and its uses. First, on each label appears the Native names. The Pathway of the Tribes meanders north from the salmon-cooking pit around the east end of the swale and then to the west, 在沼泽的西北侧结束. A small meadow planted densely with camas lilies and with tarweed bisects the swale a short distance from its beginning point. Both camas and tarweed were intensively cultivated by fire by the Willamette Valley's Kalapuya Indians. In order to keep out weeds and too much grass, this meadow is covered with landscaping cloth during the winter. 早春时节, the cover is removed to allow the camas bulbs to send up their lily-like leaves and blue flowers. 不久之后, the tarweed seeds will sprout and produce a beautiful green carpet before becoming dry and rangy by the fall.



束草(爱达荷羊茅); Festuca idahoensis


Red Osier Dogwood, 山茱萸sericea




Quaking aspen, Papulus tremuloides


salmonberry, rubus spectabilis



The Swale



The swale looks like a pond in winter, and a garden in summer. Rainwater draining from the Longhouse flows a short distance north to a depression that receives and stores the water and allows it to soak into the soil, cleansing the water and revitalizing the soil moisture. The swale will hold standing water during the rainy months, then continue to drain into the surrounding soil during the dry months. It is planted in a natural and artistic way with native plants that are or were used by Oregon's Native peoples. Wetland plants most tolerant to standing water are in the bottom of the swale, and plants less tolerant are arranged around its sides. In this way we maintain a sustainable stewardship of this small piece of our land.


Nearly 100 plants that have been used by Oregon's Native peoples have been planted around the Longhouse to reflect nature and be appealing to the human eye. Please feel free to wander the grounds and admire these plants, many of which you will undoubtedly recognize or may even be familiar to you. 同时, be respectful of these important parts of our culture and our heritage, and show respect for the work that went into preparing these grounds. Please consult the complete list of species below, organized in several categories.

Plants Requested by Oregon Tribes for Pathway of the Tribes:

  • 一种齿苋, Lewisia columbianum
  • 默特尔木, Umbellularia californica
  • Salal, Gaultheria Shallon
  • 束草(爱达荷羊茅); Festuca idahoensis
  • Pacific Crabapple, Malus (Pyrus) fusca
  • 小花悬钩子, 悬钩子属植物海棠
  • Evergreen Huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum
  • 颤杨, Populus tremuloides
  • 西方的榛子, Corylus cornuta ssp. californica
  • Mountain Huckleberry, Vaccinium membranaceum
  • Red Osier Dogwood, 山茱萸sericea
  • 黄睡莲; Nuphar polysepalum

Plants with Important Uses by Native Peoples of Oregon:

  • 时,常见的, Camassia quamash
  • 时,太好了, Camassia leichtlinii
  • Cattail, 香蒲latifolia
  • 常见的热潮, Juncus涌出
  • 收获莉莉, Dichelostemma congestum
  • Kinnikinnick, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
  • 枫叶,大叶子 宏碁macrophyllum
  • Oak, Oregon White, Quercus garryana
  • 海洋喷雾, Holodiscus discolor
  • Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia
  • 西加云杉, 云杉sitchensis
  • Slough莎草, 苔属植物obnupta
  • Tarweed, 测量的可能
  • 糙莓, 悬钩子属植物parviflorus
  • Wapato, Sagittaria latifolia
  • Western Red Cedar, 金钟柏plicata
  • 小鹿百合, Erythronium oreganum
  • 柳树、太平洋, 水杨柳. Lasiandra
  • Yampah, Perideridia gairdneri

Additional Plants Used by Native Peoples of Oregon:

Trees & Shrubs:

  • Alder, Red, Alder, 赤杨皮rubra
  • 阿什,俄勒冈,阿什, Fraxinus latifolia
  • Buckthorn, Califoria Coffeeberry, Rhamnus californica
  • Buckthorn, Cascara, Buckthorn, 鼠李purshiana
  • Ceanothus, Buckbrush, Ceanothus cuneatus
  • Ceanothus, Redstem, Ceanothus, Ceanothus sanguineus
  • 鼠李、Blueblossom 鼠李thrysifloris
  • Cedar, Incense, Cedar, Calocedrus decurrens
  • 野樱, 李属virginiana
  • 黑白杨,黑白杨, Populus trichocarpa
  • Creeping Snowberry, Symphoricarpos mollis
  • Current, Flowering, Current, 酷栗sanguineum
  • 山茱萸,太平洋,山茱萸, 山茱萸nutallii
  • 道格拉斯冷杉, Pseudotsuga menziesii、花旗松
  • 接骨木,红色, Sambucus racemosa
  • 接骨木,蓝色, Sambucus caerulea
  • 山楂、俄勒冈州、 Crataegus suksdorfii
  • 铁杉,西铁杉, Tsuga heterophylla
  • 《哈克贝利·费恩,红色, Vaccinium parvifolium
  • Madrone,太平洋, 杨梅menziesii
  • 枫,葡萄树, 宏碁circinatum
  • Mockorange, Philadelphus lewisii
  • 高俄勒冈葡萄,高 Mahonia aquifolium
  • 暗淡的俄勒冈葡萄,暗淡(长叶); 十大功劳神经衰弱
  • Osoberry, Oemlaria cerasiformis
  • 俄勒冈州荚莲属的植物, Viburnum ellipticum
  • 太平洋九层皮, Physocarpus capitatus
  • 玫瑰,Baldhip, 罗莎gymnocarpa
  • 艾草、矮 Artemisia arbuscula
  • 艾草、大 Artemisia tridenta ssp. wyomingensis
  • Twinberry, Lonicera involucrata
  • Western (Pacific) Rhododendron, 杜鹃macrophyllum
  • 西方的杜鹃花, 杜鹃occidentale
  • Western Bog Laurel, Kalmia microphylla
  • 西方的玫瑰花蕾, Cercis occidentalis
  • 柳树,妓女, 柳树hookeriana
  • Willow, Scouler's, 柳树scouleriana
  • 柳树,锡特卡 柳树sitchensis


  • 明矾根,绿花, Huechera chlorantha
  • Alum root, roundleaf, Huechera cylindrical
  • Alum root, Huechera grossulariafolia
  • Baneberry, Actea rubra, baneberry
  • Barestem lomatium, Lomatium nudicaule
  • Bunchberry Dogwood, Cornus unalaschkensis
  • 牛欧洲防风草, Heracleum lanatujmm
  • Flowering Current, 酷栗sanguineum
  • Fringecup, Tellima grandifolia
  • Goatsbeard, Aruncus dioicus
  • 莉莉,哥伦比亚(虎), Lilium columbianum
  • 莉莉、豹、 百合pardalium
  • 俄勒冈州水杨梅属植物 水杨梅属植物macrophyllum
  • 来自俄勒冈州铁山的Potentilla, Potentilla sp .#1
  • 臭菘, Lysichiton americanus
  • 荞麦、硫 Eriogonum umbelletum
  • 剑蕨类植物, Polystichum munitum
  • 野生姜, 细辛caudatum
  • 木草莓, 草莓属vesca
  • Yarrow, Achillia millifolium

Wetland & Grasses

  • Bulrush, Hard stemmed, 芦苇acutus
  • Bulrush Small fruited, Scirpus microcarpus
  • 在赶时间, Equisetum hymenale