Marcus Whitman (1802-1847) - A physician and missionary in Oregon Country, Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife, Narcissa, were among the first American settlers in the West. In 1836, they started a mission to the Cayuse Indians in what is now southeastern Washington state. The area later developed as a trading post and stop along the Oregon Trail and the Whitmans would play an important role to the many westward bound pioneers.
Cayuse War-(An illustration of "the Assassination of Marcus Whitman" from Marcus Whitman M.D.: Pioneer and Martyr by Clifford Merrill Drury, 1937.)- On November 29, 1847, a band of Cayuse men, fed by fear and resentment, fell upon the missionary station. In a matter of hours they murdered Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and a dozen others. Two more died subsequently of exposure and 47, many orphaned children of emigrants, were taken captive. -Oregon Blue Book
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