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Near Ukiah in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Battle Mountain

Oregon History

 
 
Oregon History- Battle Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann
1. Oregon History- Battle Mountain Marker
Inscription. The decisive engagement of the Bannock War was fought on the foothills of Battle Mountain, July 8, 1878. The war - a protest against white encroachment, and the last major uprising in the Pacific Northwest - was started by Bannock Indians, but Egan, a Paiute, inherited command, wounded, he lead Paiutes, Bannocks and Snakes on a wide sweep out of Idaho, through eastern Oregon and into the Blue Mountains. His hope was to win the Umatillas. But troops of the 1st Cavalry, 4th Artillery, and 21st Infantry Regiments, under the command of General Oliver O. Howard, defeated him here, and a few days later he was betrayed and his scalp was delivered at camp. His followers scattered.
 
Location. 45° 15.991′ N, 118° 58.483′ W. Marker is near Ukiah, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on Pendleton - John Day Highway (U.S. 395), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ukiah OR 97880, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Battle Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, September 10, 2017
2. Battle Mountain Marker
Battle Mountain Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, September 10, 2017
3. Battle Mountain Park
Entrance monument
Battle Mountain State Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, September 10, 2017
4. Battle Mountain State Park
Ponderosa pine near the park entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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