A Trip To This Sacred Native American Site In Oregon Will Take You Back In Time

Long before white settlers showed up in Oregon, Native Americans lived and thrived here. By the mid-1800s, they were being forced off their land, and new traditions and histories were made. While the landscape will never again be what it was before Westward Expansion, the history of Oregon’s original people is now more recognized than it was for many years. Here’s a national historic site where you can learn about an amazing man who was a leader amongst his people.

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Learn more about the Old Chief Joseph Grave Site on the national park’s website.

Did you know that Sacajawea’s son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, is buried in Oregon? Learn about his gravesite here.