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First steps taken to count missing, murdered Yakama women and girls

She may have been feeding her young daughter and infant when the men walked up to her home while her husband was away. She may have been working outside when they raped and murdered her and killed her daughter and baby.

The woman and her children were living in the Wenas Valley in September 1855 when they died violently at the hands of miners headed to the Colville gold fields. Their deaths were only the latest of many offenses against Yakama women by outsiders.


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