History Talks! In Search of the Treaty Tree


  • 420 College Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.

In 1854, the Medicine Creek Treaty between regional Native American tribes and Washington’s territorial government, led by Isaac Ingalls Stevens, kicked off a years-long conflict that forever changed the story of the Pacific Northwest. Sixty-eight years later, the Sacagawea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a marker commemorating the momentous treaty, at the foot of a single remaining Douglas Fir that became forever known as “Treaty Tree.” Today, that tree is gone, but the clues left behind may be able to point us to the exact spot where it once stood amongst a grove of fir trees that bore witness to a pivotal moment in the history of Washington state. Join historian Erich Ebel for a look at what led to the Indian Wars, what has been learned since and why history must never be forgotten.

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  • Dates May 13, 2020