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In Honor of Women’s History

History records the battles and heroic deeds done by men. While these same deeds are done by women, they are rarely recorded for posterity, even rarer are acknowledgements of valor by Native American women. Here is one story about a local woman in a pivotal local battle. Colestah During the 1858 Battle of Spokane Plains in present-day Washington State, Yakama leader Kamiakin was nearly killed when an artillery shell blew a branch off a tree knocking him off his horse. Kamiakin’s wife, Colestah, who was well-known as a medicine woman and warrior, fought valiantly at her husband’s side armed only with a stone war club. Though she was armed with ...