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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Attack on the Mission 1847

The Attack 1847 - Short Version

Attack on the Mission - More Detailed Version
Chapter 22 of Clifford Drury's book, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon, provides a detailed description.

Catherine Sager's account of the attack
Catherine was 13 years old when the mission was attacked. Years later she wrote about her experience.

Accounts of the Attack and Period of Captivity
A list compiled by historian Clifford Drury.

Lists of those killed, escaped, and held captive.

Living Arrangements - Fall 1847
Over 70 people were staying with the Whitmans. Where were they all put?

Did You Know?

singing sparrow

Over 200 different species of birds can be found at Whitman Mission National Historic Site. A large proportion of these are migratory and wintering birds indicating the importance of the 139-acre parcel as a stop over for those species. More...