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Marcus and Narcissa Whitman: Oregon Pioneers
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman Oregon Pioneers Author:Marian T. Place Marcus and Narcissa Whitman's lives were full of idealism, adventure, and hard work. They were wonderfully suited to each other. Marcus was a doctor who had always wanted to be a minister. Narcissa was a teacher who longed to serve as a missionary. — After Marcus and Narcissa were married, they went west together, hoping to bring Christianity ... more »and civilization to the Indians in Oregon. After a grueling trip through untraveled wilderness and across the Rocky Mountains, they met bitter disappointments. They lived a rugged, lonely, hard existence. The Indians were slow to change their ways, and they only wanted religion to use as a force against their enemies.
But the Whitmans found their lives richly rewarding, for they helped many settlers get a start in the new land.« less