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The tragic tale of Narcissa Whitman and a faithful history of the Oregon Trail

Author: Cheryl Harness
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals what really happened when Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, embarked on a perilous quest through the untamed Oregon Trail to spread the word of the Bible to the Indians.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Narcissa Prentiss Whitman; Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Harness
ISBN: 0792259203 0792259211 9780792259206 9780792259213 0792278909 9780792278900
OCLC Number: 62172809
Notes: "The native peoples of the West, tough trappers & their fearless fur quests, mountain man rendezvous, and much, much more"--Cover.
"A Cheryl Harness history"--Cover.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Over the river and through the mountains: Westward --
Beaver hats --
Narcissa --
Narcissa, Marcus, and dreams of glory: Medicine quest --
Marcus --
Hello, good-bye --
Spaldings --
Journey: February 19 --
May 3 Angelica, New York, to Liberty, Missouri --
May 3 --
May 26 --
Liberty, Missouri, to the Catch Up (Nebraska) --
May 26 --
June 13 --
Across Nebraska along the Platte River Road, up to Fort Laramie (Wyoming) --
June 21 --
July 18 from Laramie to the Green River rendevous --
Rendevous on the green --
July 18 --
August 19 rendezvous (Wyoming) to Fort Boise (Idaho) --
August 22 --
September 12 Fort Boise (Idaho) to Fort Vancouver (Washington) --
Rest of the way --
Oregon country: Father of Oregon --
Disappointments at Waiilatpu, Where the rye grass grows --
Dr. Whitman's great adventure --
Destiny: Orphans of the trail --
Great experiment --
Measles and blood --
World they left behind: Revenge --
Epilogue --
More information --
Ezra Meeker, Champion of the Oregon Trail --
Oregon Trail map --
Oregon Trail chronology --
Resources --
Index.
Other Titles: Narcissa Whitman and a faithful history of the Oregon Trail
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness.
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Reveals what really happened when Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, embarked on a perilous quest through the untamed Oregon Trail to spread the word of the Bible to the Indians.

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