The Great Command, The Story of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Oregon Country Pioneers

By: Jones, Nard

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Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Minor damp-stain lower edge of cloth, does not affect interior. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light handling with age-toning to the white of rear panel. Second Printing. 8vo; 21 cm; 8.25 inches tall; 398 pages; Map endpages, Photo Illustrations.------- Marcus Whitman (1802 - 1847) was an American physician. In 1843, Whitman led the first large party of wagon trains along the Oregon Trail to the West, establishing it as a viable route for the immigrants who used the trail in the following decade. ------ Settlers encroached on the Cayuse people near the Whitman mission. Following the deaths of all the Cayuse children and half their adults due to infectious disease brought by the settlers; they killed the Whitmans and 12 other settlers known as the Whitman Massacre. ------- Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (1808 - 1847) was an American missionary in the Oregon Country of what would become the state of Washington. Along with Eliza Hart Spalding (wife of Henry Spalding), she was the first European-American woman to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1836 on her way to found the Protestant Whitman Mission with her husband, Marcus, near modern-day Walla Walla, Washington.

Title: The Great Command, The Story of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Oregon Country Pioneers

Author Name: Jones, Nard

Categories: Travel, Voyages & Exploration,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 009558

Keywords: Pacific Northwest; Exploration; Missionaries; Oregon,