“A Man of Peace”
“This mural has been established as an instrument of peace, honoring Native American lives and ways of survival in the late 1800s. May we all come together as a diverse culture that shares this heritage & history.” – Patricia Jensen, Artist
Chief Moses (1829-1899)
Childhood name: Loo-Low-Kin
Warrior name: Que-Ta-Li-Kin
Late Life Name: Sulk-Talh-Scosum
“The Sun Chief”
Chief of the Sinkahyoos middle people Chief Moses attained greatness by relenting of the white man moving into the land of his birth and tribe. The Native American tribes believe no one can own land. Spirit and nature are one.
“Count the grains in this pile of sand. That is how many white men are coming.” – Chief Moses to tribe
Chief Moses honored his people & the white man thru this difficult transition. He kept peace many, many times while other tribes fought. He rests in Nespelem.
“Hobo to Icon”
On his own at 13, rode the rails during the depression, established his junk business (Moses Lake Iron & Metal) in the early 50s and purchased his own train in the early 60s. Respected and loved member of the Moses Lake community, husband, father and gr
andfather. Known for his generous nature and Werther’s candy. “Never had a bad in his life.”
Monte Holm Mural Patrons: Bill Chambers (Basin Employment Service and Training), Cobblestone Corner, Columbia Colstor, Vic Jansen, Wayne & Karen Rimple (Moses Lake Steel), Discovery Ford/Honda, Paul & Cathy Kersey, Sunrise Rotary, Bob Hellewell (Quality Spreading), Susan Alsted (Alsted Real Estate) & the Moses Lake Business Association. Plaque donated by: Benson Family Funeral Services