A Missionary Saga - Season 4
The People in Their Lives
In 1836, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman established a mission to the Cayuse Indians near what is today Walla Walla, Washington. The Whitmans' lives, as with most of us, were filled with people streaming in and out, each with his or her own agenda. This season's installments of a "Missionary Saga" will focus on some of these people.
Part 1 - Unlikely Traveling Companions
Part 2 - Taveling with Tack-it-ton-i-tis and Ais
Part 3 - The Man Who Wasn't There
Part 4 - New Found Friendships
Part 5 - An Unofficial Addition
Part 6 - The Tragic Tale of the Mungers
Part 7 - Man on the Move
Part 8 - Name Dropping
Did You Know?
The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.