• 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?

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.