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How Marcus Whitman saved Oregon. A true romance of patriotic heroism, Christian devotion and final martyrdom, with sketches of life on the plains and mountains in pioneer days,

Author: Oliver W Nixon
Publisher: Chicago, Star Pub. Co., 1895.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa Whitman established a mission in the Oregon Territory in the 1840s. The Cayuse Indians accused the Whitmans of spreading disease among the tribe and killed the Whitmans and many others. Other missionaries established a college in their name in Walla Walla, Washington.
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Nixon, Oliver W. (Oliver Woodson), 1825-1905.
How Marcus Whitman saved Oregon.
Chicago, Star Pub. Co., 1895
(OCoLC)657189639
Named Person: Marcus Whitman; Marcus Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver W Nixon
OCLC Number: 5390489
Description: 339 pages frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits, folded map 22 cm
Contents: Chap. I. The title of the United States to Oregon --
The Hudson Bay company --
The Louisiana purchase --
Chap. II. English and American opinion of the value of the Northwest Territory --
The neglect of American statesmen --
Chap. III. The romance of the Oregon mission --
Chap. IV. The wedding journey across the Plains --
Chap. V. Mission life at Waiilatpui --
Chap. VI. The ride to save Oregon --
Chap. VII. Whitman in the presence of President Tyler and Secretary of State Daniel Webster --
The return to Oregon --
Chap. VIII. A backward look at results --
Chap. IX. Change in public sentiment --
Chap. X. The failure of modern history to do justice to Dr. Whitman --
Chap. XI. The massacre at Waiilatpui --
Chap. XII. Biographical --
Dr. Whitman --
Dr. McLoughlin --
Chap. XIII. Whitman Seminary and College --
Chap. XIV Oregon then, and Oregon, Washington and Idaho now --
Chap. XV. Life on the great Plains in pioneer days.
Responsibility: by Oliver W. Nixon. Introduction by Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus.

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Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa Whitman established a mission in the Oregon Territory in the 1840s. The Cayuse Indians accused the Whitmans of spreading disease among the tribe and killed the Whitmans and many others. Other missionaries established a college in their name in Walla Walla, Washington.

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