The Wanapum

Native Wanapum in traditional dress

For more than 60 years, Grant PUD and the Wanapum have worked together to protect, preserve and perpetuate the natural and cultural resources of the Priest Rapids Project. Brought together in the 1950s with the federal licensing of Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams, the two groups committed to a long-lasting relationship built on mutual trust and respect. As construction on the dams began, the Wanapum stood in support of the utility. In return, the Wanapum maintain their traditional culture and religious lifestyles at their ancestral home. Visit to learn more.

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The Wanapum Native American Discovery Unit (WNADU) is part of the Wanapum Heritage Center. The WNADU is a custom motor home that brings the Wanapum history and culture to you. Learn who the Wanapum are, what foods they eat, about their way of life, what is important to them, and how they maintain their culture. Inside the WNADU Visitors can view a miniature of the old Priest Rapids Wanapum Village and many other Wanapum artifacts.