Our Daily Sykes #428 – The Great Grave

About seven miles west of Walla Walla stands the roadside attraction of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman's grave site - and a dozen others. It is called "The Great Grave." Above it on a hill stands the memorial obelisk. Here Horace Sykes has framed his subject so that we can see both. The other names on The Great Grave are Andrew Rogers Jr., James Young Jr., Lucien Saunders, Nathan Kimball, Crockett A.Bewley, Isaac Gillen, John Sager, Francis Sager, Jacob Hoffman, Marsh, Amos Sales, and Jacob D. Hall. All were massacred by Cayuse Indians on Nov. 29-30 1847. (Click to Enlarge)

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