199501-242 Timberline High School She-Nah-Num Time Capsule
On July 4, 1976, the She-Nah-Nam Creek Treaty Time Capsule was placed on Nisqually Hill just above the Nisqually Valley. This monument overlooks an old Douglas fir known as "The Medicine Creek Treaty Tree" under which the treaty signed in 1854 by Isaac Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, and leaders of the Nisqually Indian Tribe.
The monument was installed there in honor of the historical significance of that event. It symbolizes several different ideas. The round, steel float, donated by the U.S. Navy symbolizes the spherical thinking of the Native American. The rail, donated by Burlington Northern Railroad, is symbolic of the linear thinking of the white people. When viewed from above, the monument forms the peace symbol and the shape of an arrowhead which points to the tree. Since it was also designed as a time capsule, several items were placed inside: a letter to the openers, a copy of the Lacy Leader newspaper, an edition of The Daily Olympian, the Washington State Highway News and an edition of the Timberline Blazer.
**The capsule will be opened on July 4, 2076**