• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Blacksmith Shop Excavation 1960

stakes and ropes define dig area, three men working
Excavation of Black Smith's Shop, supervised by Paul Schumacher, proceeds in 1960.

Did You Know?

picture of tule lodge

The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.