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Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Near Walla Walla, Washington


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Tipi at Whitman Mission

Tipi at Whitman Mission

Whitman Mission was both a breakthrough and a major setback for relations between Native Americans and new white emigrants from the east.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

Date photographed: August 27, 2013
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Pioneer wagons at Whitman Mission

Pioneer wagons at Whitman Mission

Whitman Mission was the earliest outpost of American settlement along the western Oregon Trail and many pioneers stopped here to rest and resupply. The wagons used were high and narrow, known as "prairie schooners".

Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

Date photographed: August 27, 2013
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Pond at the Whitman Mission

Pond at the Whitman Mission

Rich agricultural land led Methodist missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman to settle here in 1836. The mission was an important stop along the early Oregon Trail.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

Date photographed: August 27, 2013
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Whitman house and massacre site

Whitman house and massacre site

After a measles epidemic wiped out much of the Cayuse tribe, tensions rose and in 1847 Dr and Mrs Whitman were ambushed and killed in their home. Eleven others were killed and 54 kidnapped.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

Date photographed: August 27, 2013
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Whitman Memorial Obelisk

Whitman Memorial Obelisk

This obelisk on the hilltop above Whitman Mission commemorates those killed in the 1847 massacre.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

Date photographed: August 27, 2013
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The "Great Grave" cemetery at Whitman Mission

Victims of the 1847 massacre, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and eleven others, are buried here between the mission and the hill.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

Date photographed: August 27, 2013
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