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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 together, hoping to bring Christianity 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 in 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.
Mrs. Place lives in Oregon herself and is the author of several children's books about the West.
—from the dust jacket
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