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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Park History Thru 1988

Administrative History:
Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Jennifer Crabtree

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Pacific Northwest Region


Did You Know?

photo of Alice Clarissa's memorial marker

On her 29th birthday Narcissa gave birth to a daughter, Alice Clarissa. The Cayuse called her “Cayuse Te-mi” (Cayuse girl) because she was born on Cayuse land. Some historians see her as a potential bridge between the two cultures. Unfortunately Alice Clarissa drowned when she was 2 years old.