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Whitman Mission

National Historic Site - Washington

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is located just west of Walla Walla, Washington, at the site of the former Whitman Mission at Waiilatpu. On November 29, 1847, Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa Whitman, and 11 others were slain by Native Americans of the Cayuse. The site commemorates the Whitmans, their role in establishing the Oregon Trail, and the challenges encountered when two cultures meet.

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Official visitor map of Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (NHT) in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Lewis & Clark - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (NHT) in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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https://www.nps.gov/whmi/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitman_Mission_National_Historic_Site Whitman Mission National Historic Site is located just west of Walla Walla, Washington, at the site of the former Whitman Mission at Waiilatpu. On November 29, 1847, Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa Whitman, and 11 others were slain by Native Americans of the Cayuse. The site commemorates the Whitmans, their role in establishing the Oregon Trail, and the challenges encountered when two cultures meet. The 1847 attack on the Whitmans horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. Was killing the Whitmans justified legal retribution, an act of revenge, or some combination of both? The circumstances that surround this tragic event resonate with modern issues of cultural interaction and differing perspectives. The site can be reached from US Highway 12, 8 miles west of Walla Walla, Wa. Airports are located in Walla Walla (11 miles east of park), Pasco (43 miles west), and Pendleton, Oregon (46 miles south). Visitor Center The Whitman Mission Visitor Center includes a museum exhibit and a 25 minute park film. The hours below are for the Whitman Mission Visitor Center. If you are planning a trip, you can find seasonal hours and other exceptions listed at the bottom of this page. The park grounds and trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. From Walla Walla, WA: Head west on US-12W Look for the Whitman Mission NHS brown attraction sign Turn left onto Spalding Road for .19 mile then right on Old Highway 12 for 0.8 mile Turn left on Swegle Road for 0.5 mile Turn left on Whitman Mission Road Road ends in circular parking area in front of the Visitor Center Tipi A tipi sits beneath a tree near a walking trail Rangers offer tipi demonstrations during the summer The Mission Site from the Hill View from above looking down at green fields, a pond, and mountains in the distance From Monument Hill, you can see the mission site and the surrounding Walla Walla Valley Cultural Items An array of animal furs, beaded bags, and woven baskets Explore the past through hands-on cultural items at the visitor center Fall at Whitman Mission A tree reflected in a pond with more trees and a field of golden tall grass in the background Cayuse Woven Cornhusk Bag Cornhusk Flat Bag Traditional Cayuse Cornhusk Bag 2007 NPS Environmental Achievement Awards Recipients of the 2007 NPS Environmental Achievement Awards Primarily Me 1: Out My Window Week 1: Set the scene for your story. Explore primary sources and create your own record through the Primarily Me Challenge. A black and white sketch of a building with trees in the background and a person leading a horse The Primarily Me Challenge This is the Primarily Me challenge. Each Monday, we will post a new way for you to record your own story. Follow along and explore all sorts of primary sources and the stories they can tell! handwritten document yellowed with age Primarily Me 2: Oral Histories Week 2 is all about learning from each other through oral histories! Explore primary sources and create your own record through the Primarily Me challenge. a field with mountains in the background and a clouds above Primarily Me 6: Clothing Week 6: What is your style? Explore primary documents and create your own record through the Primarily Me challenge! paper silhouttes of a family in historical clothing Primarily Me 5: Symbols Week 5: What would a flag representing your family or your friends look like? Explore primary documents and create your own record through the Primarily Me challenge! Flag with a field of red, union flag in the top left corner and HB C in the bottom right corner Primarily Me 4: Journals Week 4: How do you record things you want to remember? Explore primary documents and create your own record through the Primarily Me challenge! handwritten document Primarily Me 3: Spending Time Outside Week 3: How do you use outdoor spaces? Explore primary documents and create your own record through the Primarily Me challenge! walking trail on a sunny day Primarily Me 8: Keep it Safe Week 8: How can you protect the primary sources you just made? Explore primary documents and create your own record through the Primarily Me challenge! bible in a museum display case with an insect trap and climate monitor Primarily Me 7: What's Missing? Week 7: What's missing from your records? Explore primary documents and create your own record through the Primarily Me challenge! paving stones creating rectangular outlines in grass Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Overlanders in the Columbia River Gorge, 1840-1870: A Narrative History Most who followed the Oregon Trail did not traverse the Columbia River Gorge, if they could help it, because the gorge posed numerous dangers for travelers unfamiliar with the rugged terrain and raging river. When Samuel Barlow opened a road around the southern side of Mount Hood in 1846, overlanders going to Oregon City more often chose that route, rather than braving the Columbia River. Looking into a deep, steep-walled rocky canyon with a large river below. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. [Site Under Development] pond with trees and hill in background

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