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Near Walla Walla in Walla Walla County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

November 29, 1847

 
 
November 29, 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
1. November 29, 1847 Marker
The blueprint of Mission House identifies the locations of the attack upon and death of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman.
Inscription.  The house that once stood here was the home of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman for nine years. It also served as a school, hospital, orphanage, and church. One tragic day changed everything.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionDisastersNative Americans.
 
Location. 46° 2.416′ N, 118° 27.891′ W. Marker is near Walla Walla, Washington, in Walla Walla County. Marker can be reached from Whitman Mission Road near Sweagle Road. The marker is located at Whitman Mission National Historic Site, on the old Waiilatpu Mission grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 Whitman Mission Road, Walla Walla WA 99362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission House (a few steps from this marker); Farming at the Waiilatpu Mission (a few steps from this marker); The First House (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Clarissa Whitman (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmiths Shop
November 29, 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
2. November 29, 1847 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon Trail Wagon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grist Mill (about 400 feet away); Emigrant House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walla Walla.
 
Also see . . .
1. Whitman Massacre - Wikipedia. On November 29, Tiloukaikt, Tomahas, Kiamsumpkin, Iaiachalakis, Endoklamin, and Klokomas, enraged by Joe Lewis' talk, attacked Waiilatpu. According to Mary Ann Bridger (the young daughter of mountain man Jim Bridger), a lodger of the mission and eyewitness to the event, the men knocked on the Whitmans' kitchen door and demanded medicine. (Submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Whitman Massacre Roster - Oregon Pioneers. (Submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
3. Trial of five Cayuse accused of Whitman murder begins on May 21, 1850. -- History Link. On June 3, 1850, Tiloukaikt, Tomahas, Kiamasumpkin, Iaiachalakis, and Klokomas were publicly hanged. Isaac Keele served as the hangman. An observer wrote, "We have read of heroes of all times, never did we read of, or believe, that such heroism as these Indians exhibited could exist. They knew that to be accused
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was to be condemned, and that they would be executed in the civilized town of Oregon city ... "
(Submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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