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Whitman Mission National Historic Site




Size: 139 Acres


Overview: In 1847, eleven years after their arrival, the Whitman "Massacre" occurred here on the Columbia Plateau. This tragic event caused a major impact on the native people of the plateau, and affected Americans around the country. To this day, the controversial event has influenced the lives of those that live here. The Whitman Mission National Historical Site explores the culture and history that led to the incident, the different perspectives of its cause, and the influence it has had. The site honors the issues of cultural difference and interaction that still affect the world today. Come visit this scenic location, and learn about the conflicted history of the area.

Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.





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