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Near Joseph in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

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Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
1. Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site Marker
Map of Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site at the right.
Inscription. Iwetemlaykin is Nez Perce for "at the edge of the lake." It is pronounced ee-weh-TEMM-lye-kinn and the Nez Perce spelling is 'Iweté•mlaykin. This site is part of the ancestral homeland of the Nimigpuu (Nez Perce) and is considered sacred land. As you enjoy this special place, please be respectful. Take a moment to reflect on the importance of this land to the people who have lived here since time immemorial.
 
Erected by Oregon State Parks, U.S. Forest Service and Nez Perce Reservation.
 
Location. 45° 20.562′ N, 117° 13.47′ W. Marker is near Joseph, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker is on Wallowa Lake Highway (Oregon Route 351) near South East Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Joseph OR 97846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putting Down Roots (within shouting distance of this marker); Salmon for Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); "Only the sounds of the horses..." (within shouting distance of this marker); tiwi∙teqis (Old Chief Joseph) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chief "Old" Joseph
Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
2. Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site Marker
The marker is in the back, on the left.
(approx. half a mile away); Wallowa Lake (approx. half a mile away); 19 Dr. J.W. Barnard Drugs 08 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nez Perce (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joseph.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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