• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Nature & Science

Two Canada geese with five goslings swimming on pond.
NPS collection

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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.