• 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?

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.