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.
Join a US National Park ranger for a special presentation for WICE members on this fascinating story of the American west.
Presenter: Ranger Emily Devereaux has been a park ranger for almost 10 years. Before becoming a Park Ranger Emily was a middle school science teacher. Her career as a Park Ranger began in her home state of Arizona at Saguaro National Park. She has also worked at the following National Park Service sites: Timpanogos Cave in Utah, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota, Nez Perce National Historical Park in Idaho and will be returning to Arizona to work at Petrified Forest National Park in early 2021.
Photo Credit: National Park Service
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