- Historic Sites
Whitman Mission National Historic Site
The 1847 Whitman “Massacre” 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. Today, the site provides a look into this historic and culturally tense time period. The site contains interactive displays and activities.