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Ebey’s Landing

On the west shore of the island, where Colonel Isaac N. Ebey settled in 1850 and filed a claim to a section of Ebey’s Prairie. Seeking revenge for their defeat at Port Gamble, the Haida, known today as the Haida Nation, from British Columbia raided the island in 1857. Colonel Ebey was called to his door late one night. Others in the house heard shots and groans; panic-stricken, they fled into the forest. The attackers decapitated their victim and escaped. They were never apprehended, but years later the head was surrendered to Captain Charles Dodd, of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for burial. A marble monument on the bluff above the beach marks the scene of the killing.

Bluff trail departs from this location for excellent hiking.