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Royal City in Grant County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Wanapums

 
 
The Wanapums Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2006
1. The Wanapums Marker
Inscription. Until recent times the Wanapum Indians inhabited the banks of the Columbia River from Beverly Gap to where it is joined by the Snake River near Pasco about 75 miles south. The Wanapums were a very religious and peaceful people living on fish, venison, berries, and roots. They were expert fishermen, using nets, spears and woven willow traps. The Wanapums Indians had never fought the whites and as a result they signed no treaties and thus received no special territorial rights. Although numbering in the thousands at one time, the Wanapums are now virtually extinct.
 
Location. 46° 57.803′ N, 119° 57.908′ W. Marker is in Royal City, Washington, in Grant County. Marker is on Interstate 90. Touch for map. The marker is located at the White Horse Monument Rest Area at I-90, Exit 139. Marker is in this post office area: Royal City WA 99357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park (here, next to this marker); A Living Landscape (approx. 1.2 miles away); Explore Massive Floodscapes! (approx. 1.2 miles away); Carving Out Basalt Layers (approx. 1.2 miles away); In the Path of Cataclysmic Floods
View of the Columbia River from the Rest Stop image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2006
2. View of the Columbia River from the Rest Stop
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Here and Gone (approx. 1.2 miles away); Buried by Enormous Lava Floods (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
View of the Columbia River from the Rest Stop image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2006
3. View of the Columbia River from the Rest Stop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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