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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Whitman Mission Household

painting of Dr. Whitman

NPS collection

Dr. Marcus Whitman

Biography of Marcus Whitman

Selected Letters of Marcus Whitman, 1834-1847:

1834 | 1835 | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847

A Physical Description of Marcus Whitman

 
 
Drawing of Narcissa and Alice Clarissa, her daughter

NPS collection

The Children

Narcissa's Children

Alice Clarissa Whitman

 
Section of Jackson painting of Waiilatpu mission, scene depicts people in front of one of the mission buildings.

NPS collection

Workers

Hawaiian Laborers at Whitman Mission

Did You Know?

painting of mission with wagon in front

The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.