Charles Wren

In January 1848 he wrote that there was a serious measles outbreak in Nisqually then, which was followed by outbreaks of influenza. On 1 Mary 1849 he was nearly shot when he was caught in the middle of a “scuffle” brought on by the arrival of a party consisting of “Skeywhamish” and “Snoqualmich” and Nisqually, who was there to see the chief Lahalet, whom they accused of beating his wife (a daughter of one of their chiefs). He primarily spent his time working as a carpenter or assisting with oxen.


  • Farrar, Victor J. “The Nisqually Journal.” The Washington Historical Quarterly 10 (1919): 205- 30.
  • Keddie, Grant. Songhees Pictorial: A History of the Songhees People as Seen by Outsiders 1790-1912. Victoria: Royal BC Museum, 2004.
Miranda Harvey