Where the Mashel Meets the Nisqually: The Mashel Massacre of 1856 is on sale today!

On a quiet morning in the spring of 1856, Washington Territorial Soldiers hiked down to the Mashel River where it meets the Nisqually River outside of Eatonville, Washington and attacked a Nisqually Indian band trying to hide from the fighting during the territorial wars. Why did they do it, and what really happened?After months of research, read the first in-depth book about the Mashel Massacre.

What started out as a student project for the Honors class at Bethel Jr. High lead to follow up research and the writing this book by teacher Abbi Wonacott. "I grew up in Eatonville and always heard vague stories about the Mashel Massacre. I had a lot of questions and wanted to know the truth. Now, I have answers and an important part of Eatonville and Nisqually history I want to share," states Abbi Wonacott. "I could not have written this without my students, so all the proceeds go back to the Honors class."The book is a paperback about 40 pages long containing pictures and a cover from an original watercolor by local painter Dan Hoffman. It is being used as a fundraiser for the Honors Club.

Order your copy today. Purchase it at Kirk's Pharmacy in Eatonville for $10 or at Bethel Jr. High in Spanaway. $10 for self pick up or through district courier. $15 by mail which includes shipping and handling. Just mail in an order sheet. All proceeds go back to the Honors students.

Copy and Paste this order form:

Name: _____________________________


Phone: _______________________

# of copies: ______
Signed copies: Yes______ No_____

Total Amount Enclosed: _______

Go to or mail in an order sheet to:
Bethel Jr. High
Attn: Bobbi Wilson
22001 38th Ave. E.
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-7282
Checks payable to Bethel Jr. High


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Monday, June 20, 2011

New blog featuring content from the book

Go to http://earlyeatonvillewa.blogspot.com/ to gain content from the book Where the Mashel Meets the Nisqually.  For complete details, purchase your copy today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mashel Book Used By Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

This March Richard Kluger's latest book goes on sale. Kluger has written several books including his Pulitzer Prize winning Ashes to Ashes. His new book is titled The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek chronicling the events of the Washington territorial era and the trial of Chief Leschi of the Nisqually. Where the Mashel Meets the Nisqually was cited for eight chapter regarding H.J.G. Maxon and the Mashel Massacre. Kluger contacted Abbi Wonacott in 2007 during the writing and researching of the Mashel book and then gained the bibliography information one year later.

The Mashel book continues to sell and has been ordered from many parts of the United States.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

500 Sold and New Vender added

With a sale to the Nisqually elders of 50, our new number sold rose to 5oo! Plus, a new vender at Four Winds Art Gallery in Eatonville, Wa.