Julie, a lonely 14-year old, moves with her estranged family to an Oregon coast town where she discovers a local treasure legend. Assisted by Elk, Julie searches for the buried gold and in the process discovers more than she’s bargained for including a ghost and danger. In the most intriguing summer of her life, Julie discovers the real treasure she already possesses – her family.
“The Tillamook Treasure” takes the viewer to the west coast to look at the life style there and at Indian legends. Many things are happening in Julie’s family that push her to look for a mysterious treasure. This is an entertaining mystery/treasure hunt with a look at some Native American folk lore and beliefs.
The story is enjoyable and well acted. While Julie tends to sneak out of the house at night more than once with no immediate consequences, in the end there are repercussions for her actions and the family draws closer together due to the crisis.
You should also be aware of the many references and scenes that deal with Indian folk-lore and rituals.