Sokehs Mass Grave Site

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Sokehs Mass Grave Site
Sokehs Mass Grave Site is located in Federated States of Micronesia
Sokehs Mass Grave Site
Location Kolonia, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia
Coordinates 6°58′10″N 158°12′17″E / 6.96944°N 158.20472°E / 6.96944; 158.20472Coordinates: 6°58′10″N 158°12′17″E / 6.96944°N 158.20472°E / 6.96944; 158.20472
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1911 (1911)
NRHP reference # 76002206[1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1976

The Sokehs Mass Grave Site is the location where fifteen participants of the 1910/1911 Sokehs Rebellion on the island of Pohnpei were buried by German colonial authorities. The rebellion broke out in October 1910 on Sokehs Island and was suppressed by German naval forces by early 1911.[2] At a summary trial of 36 Sokehs rebels, 17 were convicted of murder and insurrection, and 15 subsequently executed by firing squad and buried in this mass grave. All members of the Sokehs tribe were then exiled to Babelthuap. The mass grave site is a roughly square area 16 feet (4.9 m) on each side, surrounded by a low stone wall. The site is now identified by a memorial marker.

The site was listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1976,[1] when Pohnpei was part of the US-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Sokehs Mass Grave Site". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-04-08.