S: Narcissa Whitman
BC: The magnificent story of the unknown woman Narcissa. Being a missionary woman, in the 19th century isn't easy, but she made the best of it while she could. Her whole story in small summary. A very understandable book, so that when you're done reading it you'll feel like you've just jumped into the life of the wonder woman and her journey. Hope you enjoy history as it is. | By: Arianna Madison
FC: Narcissa Whitman | A Tragic Journey | By: Arianna Madison
1: Would you have been brave enough to cross the Rocky Mountains with just a wagon and 3 people? Well Narcissa Whitman was brave enough to do it! Plus, she was the first White Woman to do so!
2: Narcissa is famous because she and her friend, ELiza Spalding, were the first white women to cross the Rockie Mountains. Also because while she and her husband, Dr. Marcus Whitman and her two friends, Henry and Eliza Spalding, where following the path of the Oregon Trail together, they were murdered by a group Native Americans. Lastly, she is also famous because she went on the Oregon Trail because of her duty, being a female missionary and such.
4: Fact 1 | Narcissa was born March 14, in 1808. | Narcissa had four brothers and four sisters. She was the eldest of her four sisters, Clarissa, Mary Ann, Jane and Harriet.
5: Fact 2 | Narcissa decided to be a missionary in 1835. She decided to be a missionary because of the influence of the 2nd Great Awakening.
6: Fact 3 | Narcissa met a man named Dr. Marcus Whitman. They fell in love and soon got married on February 18th, 1836 | Love
7: Fact 4 | The marriage was held in Angelica, New York, which is not far from where Whitman was born. (Prattsburg, New York) | Narcissa and Marcus
8: Fact 5 | Soon after Whitman's marriage, Marcus and Narcissa met Henry and Eliza Spalding. Narcissa and Eliza soon became good friend, despite their age difference...
9: Fact 6 | The Whitman's and the Spaldings went on the journey through the Oregon Trail together, and met many new people.
10: Fact 7 | On their way through the Oregon Trail, Whitman, her husband and her friends, The Spaldings, went through the Rocky Mountains. That is where history was made. It turns out that Narcissa and Eliza were the first white women to cross the Rocky Mountains.
11: Fact 8 | Back in 1837, Marcus and Narcissa had a baby girl. They loved her very much and cared for her a lot. Unfortunately, in 1839, when the girl was two years old, she drowned. Narcissa never got over it and cried about it all the time. | R.I.P. Whitman baby | All in the same year, Narcissa's eyesight got really bad. Actually, almost blind. And eventually, a few years later,in 1844, they took in 11children of deceased immigrants.
12: Fact 9 | In 1847, Narcissa was living in the Native American village, of they Cayuse Tribe. At this time many whites were coming to this part of Oregon. The whites were bringing in many diseases and the Native Americans were getting sick. | Narcissa observed the Native Americans, and felt bad for them. She notes in a diary entry:(Very poor hand writing), "the poor indians are amazed at the overwhelming numbers of Americans coming into the country... They seem not to know what to make of it."
13: Fact 10 | R.I.P. | The suspicion of the Natives grew and grew, until they soon knew that the Whites were the reason that they were becoming sick. | Eventually, on November 29th, 1847, many of the Cayuse killed fourteen Whites, under the command of their leader, Tiloukaikt. Two of the fourteen people were the Whitmans. The Natives burnt their houses down and soon left to other tribes. The Whitmans jobs as missionaries ended the day of their death and were never completely full-filled, but yet they did so much for other people, some say it was full-filled long before they died
14: In conclusion, Narcissa Whitman is famous because of all the amazing things she did as a missionary. Becoming one of the first White women to cross the Rockies is one of the Great things, but all the other things she did were more spectacular, and they are a good part of history, even if people don't know about it.
15: -Narcissa Whitman- Born- March 14th, 1808 Died- November 29th, 1847 First White woman to cross the Rocky Mountains Wonderful mother Wonderful missionary Wonderful history