A black cottonwood tree in front of a grassy scene. There is a sign that lists the common, scientific, and Cayuse Nez Percé name ‘Black cottonwood, Populus balsamifera ssp. Trichocarpa, qápqap]

Join the Year of Indigenous Languages celebration at Whitman Mission National Historic Site Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. 

The event will feature kids activities, a ranger-guided walk, special junior ranger program and native speaker presentations. Learn more about indigenous languages spoken by your neighbors and community members, past and present.

More information about the event including the event schedule will be posted on the park’s Facebook page,

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is eight miles west of Walla Walla on Whitman Mission Road. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information, contact Whitman Mission National Historic Site at 509-522-6360, or visit

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