“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Olympia in Thurston County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)


Medicine Creek Treaty

SHE-NAH-NAM Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shirley A Stirling, September 2, 2017
1. SHE-NAH-NAM Marker
1 1/4 miles north-west
is a bronze tablet
placed by
Sacajawea Chapter D.A.R.
marking site where
Governor Stevens
held council with Nisqually,
Puyallup and Squaxon Indians,
December 24-26, 1854.
This stone erected by
Washington State
Historical Society, 1922.

Erected 1922 by Washington State Historical Society.
Location. 47° 3.217′ N, 122° 42.365′ W. Marker is in Olympia, Washington, in Thurston County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Pacific Highway SE and 7th Avenue SE on Old Pacific Highway SE. Touch for map. Along Old Pacific Highway SE near its intersection with 7th Ave. S.E. in the Nisqually Valley area, Olympia, Thurston County, WA. It is on the grounds of Nisqually Valley Grocery and Union 76 Gas Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11020 7th Ave SE, Olympia WA 98513, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Global War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Ross Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Masonic Lodge 1854-1971, (approx. 8.4 miles away); Washington Women Win the Vote (approx. 9.2 miles away); John Rankin Rogers (approx. 9.2 miles away); Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844 (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 9.3 miles away); The First William Winlock Miller High School (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olympia.
More about this marker. Restored September 2, 2017
Regarding She-Nah-Nam. This marker describes another marker which was originally 1 1/4 miles away.
Also see . . .  Treaty of Medicine Creek (Wikipedia). The Treaty of Medicine Creek was an 1854 treaty between the United States, and nine tribes and bands of Indians, occupying the lands lying around the head of Puget Sound, Washington, and the adjacent inlets. The tribes listed on the Treaty of Medicine Creek are as follows: Nisqually, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Squawskin (Squaxin Island), S'Homamish, Stehchass, T'Peeksin, Squi-aitl, and Sa-heh-wamish". The treaty was signed on December 26, 1854, by Isaac I. Stevens, governor and superintendent of Indian Affairs of the territory at the time of the signing, along with the chiefs, head-men and delegates of the stated tribes. For the purpose of the treaty, these representatives who signed the treaty were stated to have been, "regarded as one nation, on behalf of said tribes and bands, and duly authorized by them." (Submitted on September 6, 2017.) 
Additional keywords. Treaty
Categories. Native Americans
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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