YACHATS TRAIL MARKERS
As you explore the trails in and around Yachats, you may encounter various markers and memorials. You can find the stories behind them below.
Amanda Statue. This statue lies alongside the Amanda trail that runs from Yachats to the lookout at the top of Cape Perpetua. It memorializes Amanda, a blind Indian woman who was cruelly treated during the genocide committed against the Alsea, Coos and Lower Umpqua Indians in the mid-19th century. You can find out more about Amanda on page 18 of the Yachats Indians article on this link.
Ben's bench (coming soon)
Tony's rock (coming soon)
Two bears. On the Amanda Trail, just south of Yachats, you will come across a statue of two bears. . Joanne and Norman Kittel were the first private landowners to donate a trail easement in the State of Oregon. The statue is on this half mile long easement. It refers to an Alsea Indian myth, namely that when salmon come, bears dance. Ya'Xaik Indians who inhabited this area were southern members of the Alsea Indians.