Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss, 1808-1847

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1808-03-14
Death 1847-11-29
English

Biographical notes:

Marcus and Narcissa Whitman served as missionaries to the Cayuse Indians at Waiilatpu (near Walla Walla, Washington) from 1836 until they were murdered in 1847. They operated under the auspices of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

From the description of Letters, 1835-1847. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 31911964

On title page: "(The copy from which this was made is in Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.)" On last leaf: "Copied from original journal of Mrs. Narcissa Prentis [sic] Whitman, by her niece, Miss Cornelia Narcissa Whitman Jackson, of: Oberlin, Ohio." Transciption by Mona Nelsen.

From the guide to the Journal of Mrs. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman : Vancouver Oct. 20th 1836, transcription, [n.d.], undated, (Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Women pioneers--Washington (State)
  • Pioneers
  • Overland Journeys to the Northwestern United States
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Washington (State)
  • Women pioneers
  • Indians of North America--Missions
  • Washington (State)--History--To 1889
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)
  • Missionaries--Correspondence
  • Women
  • Cayuse Indians--Missions
  • Women missionaries--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Missionaries--Oregon

Places:

  • Washington Territory (as recorded)
  • Washington (State) (as recorded)
  • West (U.S.) (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Pacific (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Pacific (as recorded)
  • Oregon National Historic Trail (as recorded)