Battle of Toppenish Creek
|Battle of Toppenish Creek|
|Part of the Yakima War, American Indian Wars|
Granville O. Haller in 1890.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Granville O. Haller||Kamiakin|
|84 infantry||~300 warriors|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Toppenish Creek was the first engagement of the Yakima War in Washington. Fought on October 5, 1855, a company of American soldiers, under Major Granville O. Haller, was attacked by a band of Yakamas, under Chief Kamiakin, and compelled to retreat. The battle occurred in Yakima Valley, 113 miles northwest of Fort Walla Walla, along Toppenish Creek and was a major victory for Native American forces.