Whitman Mission National Historic Site by Erwin N. Thompson
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon by Clifford M. Drury
A Brief History and Description of the National Park System
Did You Know?
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.