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Converting the West A Biography of Narcissa Whitman

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ISBN-10: 080612623X

ISBN-13: 9780806126234

Edition: 1991

Authors: Julie Roy Jeffrey

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Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, were pioneer missionaries to the Cayuse Indians in Oregon Territory. Narcissa grew up in western New York State, her values and attitudes carefully shaped by her mother. Very much a child of the Second Great Awakening, she eagerly embraced the burgeoning evangelical missionary movement. Following her marriage to Marcus Whitman, she spent most of 1836 traveling overland with him to Oregon. Narcissa enthusiastically began service as a missionary there, hoping to see many "benighted" Indians adopt her message of salvation through Christ. But not one Indian ever did. Cultural barriers that Narcissa never grasped effectively kept her at arm's length from…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 3/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English