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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Suggested Reading

For teachers:

Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon, by Clifford M. Drury.

Oregon Geographic Names, by Lewis A. McArthur and Lewis Ankeny

Washington State Place Names, by James W. Phillips

Shallow Grave at Waiilatpu, by Erwin N. Thompson

The Letters of Narcissa Whitman and My Journal, by Narcissa Prentiss Whitman.

The Great Command: The Story of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Oregon

Country Pioneers, by Nard Jones.

Converting the West: a Biography of Narcissa Whitman, by Julie Roy Jefferey

Juggernaut: The Whitman Massacre Trial, by Ronald B. Lansing

Whitman Massacre of 1847, Sager

The Cayuse Indians, by Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown

Prairie Traveler, A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions, published in 1859, by

Randolph B. Marcy

For students:

Stout-Hearted Seven, by Neta Frazier

Cobblestone Magazine — issues on Oregon Trail, Chief Joseph, Mountain Men

Daily Life in a Covered Wagon by Paul Erikson

A variety of books by Bobbie Kalman

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon, by Ellen Levine

Westward on the Oregon Trail, by Marian T. Place

Discover the Oregon Trail, by Bobbie Salts

The Story of the Oregon Trail, by R. Conrad Stein.

… and many more

Did You Know?

Oregon Trail Wagon

Wagons used on the Oregon Trail had to carry nearly 2000 pounds of supplies. They traveled 2000 miles or more to the Oregon Country. Most wagons were pulled by oxen as they could eat the prairie grass and survive without lots of food for lengthy periods.