• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Whitman Mission Household

painting of Dr. Whitman

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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

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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.

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Hawaiian Laborers at Whitman Mission

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.