The is the spot where Marcus and Narcissa Whitman established their mission among the Cayuse Indians in the 1830s, not far from the western end of the Oregon Trail.
Dr. Marcus Whitman
and his wife Narcissa (the first white woman to cross the Rockies)
established a mission for the Congregationalists (who would be
active in the Indian missionary work throughout the century) among
the Cayuse tribe at Walla Walla. Thir mission, built beside
the Oregon Trail, would be visited by many thousands of settlers,
including Jim Bridger, who left his daughter in their care to be
raised and educated.
Narcissa Whitman, the first white woman to cross the
contient on the Oregon Trail - three years before
When the Whitman's were
killed by Cayuse Indians in 1847, Bridger's daughter was among the
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