1957 "First Edition, Limited" stated; SIGNED BY AUTHOR with inspription to previous owner (see pic); Sterling Publications, Seattle; smaller hardbound with wheat colored boards (no dust jacket); very good condition.
Marcus Whitman -
Marcus Whitman (September 4, 1802 – November 29, 1847) was an American physician. In 1836, Marcus Whitman led an overland party by wagon to the West. Whitman and his wife Narcissa, along with Reverend Henry Spalding and his wife Eliza and William Gray, founded a mission at present day Walla Walla, Washington in an effort to convert local Indians to Christianity.
In 1843, Whitman returned east and led the first large wagon train across the Oregon Trail, establishing it as a viable route for the emigrants who used the trail in the following decades. The new settlers encroached on the Cayuse Indians living near the Whitman Mission and were unsuccessful in their efforts to Christianize the Tribe.
Following the deaths of a large number of nearby Cayuse from an outbreak of measles...