A daily photoblog of the Walla Walla Valley in Washington and Oregon, United States.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Peopeomoxmox means Yellow Bird in the Walla Walla tribe tongue. He was a tribal chief during the Battle of Walla Walla in 1855 and was taken hostage while negotiating peace under a flag of truce. He was subsequently killed and his body mutilated by Oregon Volunteers. His burial site is still unknown. This statue in his honour stands near the heart of Walla Walla's beautiful historic downtown.