Retribution or Revenge?

The 1847 attack on the Whitmans horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. Was killing the Whitmans justified legal retribution, an act of revenge, or some combination of both? The circumstances that surround this tragic event resonate with modern issues of cultural interaction and differing perspectives.

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Watch A Prophecy Fulfilled

Before walking the trails, explore the events of the mission period through the 25-minute park film.

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Primarily Me

How do we know what we know about the past?

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Everything you need to know before hitting the trails with your furry friend.

Last updated: June 24, 2020

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328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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