I am traversing the Oregon Trail to spread Christianity to Indians!
Marcus Whitman making his way down the trail to prove its safe to travel.
In 1843 he headed west again by wagon train. The journey lasted 5 months and became known as the Great Emigration of 1843.
Before the five month long journey down the Oregon Trail, emigrants had to sell their houses and all of their possessions to pay for several hundred pounds of flour, sugar, bacon, coffee, salt, rifles and ammunition in order to survive the journey.