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Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and the opening of old Oregon

Author: Clifford Merrill Drury
Publisher: Glendale, Calif. : Arthur H. Clark Co., 1973.
Series: Northwest historical series, 10-11.
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Drury, Clifford Merrill, 1897-
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and the opening of old Oregon.
Glendale, Calif., A.H. Clark Co., 1973
(OCoLC)601096653
Named Person: Marcus Whitman; Narcissa Prentiss Whitman; Marcus Whitman; Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Merrill Drury
ISBN: 0870621041 9780870621048
OCLC Number: 714039
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: V.1 Whitman Volunteers for Oregon --
The American Board --
Samuel Parker --
Oregon Indians in the Red River Mission School --
Nez Perce delegation to St. Louis --
Spokane Garry --
Methodists send James Lee to Old Oregon --
Samuel Parker appointed --
Marcus Whitman and Narcissa Prentiss volunteer --
Whitman's First Eighteen Years, 1802-1820 --
Ancestry, birth, and early years --
Ten years in Massachusetts --
Whiteman's Medical Training --
Riding with Dr. Bryant --
Whitman's first term at medical college --
Whitman in Canada --
Whitman returns to medical college --
Three Years at Wheeler, 1832-1835 --
The cholera epidemic --
Whitman commissioned by the American Board --
Parker's appeal for missionaries --
Whitman leaves for the Rockies. Whitman's First Eighteen Years, 1802-1820 --
Ancestry, birth, and early years --
Ten years in Massachusetts --
Whiteman's Medical Training --
Riding with Dr. Bryant --
Whitman's first term at medical college --
Whitman in Canada --
Whitman returns to medical college. Three Years at Wheeler, 1832-1835 --
The cholera epidemic --
Whitman commissioned by the American Board --
Parker's appeal for missionaries --
Whitman leaves for the Rockies. Early Life of Narcissa Prentiss, 1808-1835 --
Ancestry and early life --
The church at Prattsburg --
Her education --
She rejects Spalding's proposal --
"Are females wanted?" --
Marcus and Narcissa engaged --
Narcissa applies for appointment. Whitman's First Journey to the Rockies, 1835 --
His official commission --
Differences of Whitman and Parker --
Hostility of the men of the caravan --
Cholera strikes --
From Bellevue to the Rendezvous --
At the Rendezvous --
Whitman and Parker separate --
"We could cross the mountains with a wagon." Marcus and Narcissa Are Married, 1836 --
The search of associates --
Henry H. Spalding --
Eliza Hart Spalding --
Spalding's unfortunate remark --
"We want you for Oregon" --
Their personal appearance --
Marcus and Narcissa are married. First White Women to Cross the Rockies, 1836 --
Official passports for Oregon --
Final instructions from the Board --
From Narcissa's letters --
William H. Gray --
Travel outfit assembled --
On the march --
Through South pass, July 4, 1836 --
From the Rendezvous to Fort Vancouver --
At the Rendezvous --
To Fort Boise --
Narcissa's diary --
To Fort Vancouver --
The Missionaries at Fort Vancouver. Waiilatpu, 1836-1837 --
Mission site selected --
Spaulding selects Lapwai --
Women return to Walla Walla --
First house at Waiilatpu --
Food supplies --
Gray returns to the States --
Agriculture and evangelization begin at Waiilatpu --
Three Cayuse chiefs --
Alice Clarissa born --
Trials and Triumphs. The Versatile Doctor, 1837-1838 --
Whitman, the doctor, farmer, and missionary teacher --
Eliza Spalding born --
First adobe house --
Lee visits Whitman and Spalding. Jason Lee and Oregon Colonization --
Lieutenant Slacum visits Oregon --
Boundary issue --
Methodist reinforcements --
Lee leaves for New York --
Whitman and Spalding ask for more missionaries --
Methodists receive a government subsidy --
The Lausanne reinforcement --
Reaction of the Hudson's Bay Company. Year of Adjustments, 1838-1839 --
Financial matters --
First Presbyterian Church of Oregon --
Reenforcement of 1838 --
Asa Bowen Smith --
"A strange company of missionaries" --
Columbia Maternal Association --
Tshimakain selection --
Coming of Roman Catholic missionaries --
Whitman's second house --
Growing dissention in the mission --
Alice Clarissa drowned --
Reconciliation. Fourth Year of the Oregon Mission, 1839-1940 --
Gray demands a separate station --
Independent missionaries arrive --
First native converts --
Thomas J. Farnham --
Emigrant house erected --
Spalding criticized --
More Missionaries --
Arrival of Father DeSmet. Fifth Year of the Oregon Mission, 1840-1841 --
Critical letters against Spalding --
First wagons over the Blue mountains --
Indian troubles --
Proposal to sell out to the Methodists --
Munger insane --
Smiths and Rogers leave --
Political developments --
The Wilkes expedition. Fifth Year of the Oregon Mission, 1840-841 --
Critical letters against Spalding --
First wagons over the Blue mountains --
Indian troubles --
Proposal to sell out to the Methodists --
Munger insane --
Smiths and Rogers leave --
Political developments --
The Wilkes expedition. V.2 Narcissa's Lonely Year, 1842-1843 --
Attempted assault on Narcissa --
Narcissa goes to Waskopum --
Laws of the Nez Perces --
Ellis made first head chief --
Restlessness among the Cayuses --
Whit's return visit --
Cayuses accept the laws. Whitman Rides, 1842-1843 --
Crossing the Rockies in severe Winter --
Promotes Oregon emigration --
Whitman in Washington --
In New York and Boston --
Board rescinds fateful order --
Whitman plans for the mission's future. "Westward HO!", 1843 --
Whitman's visit with relatives --
Perrin Whitman --
"My plans require time and distance" --
Emigrants gather --
"Travel, travel, travel" --
Opening the wagon road to the Columbia --
An appraisal of Whitman's ride --
Reaction of the Hudson's Bay Company. A Changing Oregon, 18843-1846 --
Narcissa sick and discouraged --
Continued activities at Waiilatpu --
More native converts --
Indians becoming uneasy, 1844-1845 --
Arrival of the Sager orphans --
Gospel of Matthew in Nez Perce, 1845-1846 --
Emigration of 1845 --
Andrew Rodgers --
Reminiscences of the Sager girls --
Whitman considers leaving Waiilatpu --
Visit of Tom Hill --
International boundary settled. Prelude to Tragedy, September 1846 to November 1847 --
The emigration of 1846 --
Severe Winter --
Methodists give Waskopum to the American Board --
Hinmans and Perrin Whitman move to Waskopum --
Artists Kane and Stanley visit Waiilatpu --
Introduction of measles --
Catholics establish two missions near Waiilatpu --
Oregon emigration of 1847 --
Last Whitman letters --
Crowded Waiilatpu --
Joe Lewis, chief villain --
Roll-call at Waiilatpu. Whitman Massacre --
The measles epidemic --
Whitman accused of poising the Indians --
Conspirators identified --
Serving Oregon through death --
Ride to the Umatilla --
The Massacre --
Some were weeping --
Hudson's Bay Company informed --
Those who escaped --
Father Brouillet visits Waiilatpu --
Summary of the fate of those at Waiilatpu. Congresses Establishes Oregon as a Territory --
Hudson's Bay Company act promptly --
Experiences of the captives --
Ogden secures their release --
Lapwai Mission abandoned --
Discovery of Stanley's portraits --
In pursuits of the murderers --
Waiilatpu burned --
Joe Meek goes East --
End of the Oregon Mission --
Territorial status. Apprehension of five alleged murderers --
Their trial and execution --
Waiilatpu inventory --
Monuments, memorials, and anniversary occasions --
Mystery of the skulls --
Whitman literature --
Whitman Mission National Historic Site --
Continuing First Presbyterian Church of Oregon --
I baptize you Marcus Whitman. Appendices : Index of the letters of the Whitmans --
Financial reports of the American Board --
Evolution of the Whitman-saved-Oregon story --
Literature of the Whitman controversy --
Accounts of the massacre and the captivity --
Letter from H.K.W. Perkins to Jane Prentiss --
Whitman's proposed bill for Oregon.
Series Title: Northwest historical series, 10-11.
Responsibility: by Clifford M. Drury.

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