• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Great Grave circa 1860

Historic photo of mound in sparsely vegetated area. House in far background.
Great Grave circa 1860. Reverend Cushing Eells's home pictured in background on the mission site.

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.