• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Fish

Photo: its markings make this steelhead difficult to see from above.

A steelhead swims in the park's irrigation ditch.

NPS

Several species of fish can be found in the park. Carp live in the Mill Pond. Longnose dace, speckled dace, and redside shiners swim in Mill Creek and Doan Creek. There are also steelhead and bull trout.

One of the goals of the Doan Creek restoration project is to provide suitable habitat for steelhead to reproduce.

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.