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Washington (Walla Walla County), Walla Walla — Wai-i-lat-pu
A short distance to the south, near the Walla Walla River, is Wai-i-lat-pu, "The Place of the People of the Rye Grass,” a mission founded among the Cayuse Indians of the Walla Walla Valley in 1836 by Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife, Narcissa. As increasing numbers of emigrants moved into the Oregon Country during the 1840ís, Whitman Mission became an important station on the Oregon Trail. Cultural differences, climaxed by a measles epidemic that killed many Cayuse, ended the missionary . . . — Map (db m3766) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Wallula — Fort Walla Walla
To the west, at the junction of the Walla Walla and Columbia Rivers, is the site of a trading post built in 1818.
Fort Walla Walla was a vital link in the regionís fur trade, and helped open up the Northwest to the white man. From this post traders and trappers pushed into the rich Snake River basin.
Pioneers on the overland trek to the Oregon country in the 1840ís found its farms a source of supply, and employees were among the areaís first permanent settlers.
The fort was . . . — Map (db m34559) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Wallula — Here Stood Fort Nez Perce
Here Stood Fort Nez Perce Also Called Fort Walla Walla Fur Trading Post of Hudson's Bay Company 1818 — 1856 — Map (db m71508) HM
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