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Narcissa Whitman Story
Updated: 3/26/2019
Narcissa Whitman Story
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  • "We left Pittsburgh this morning at ten o'clock and are sailing at the rate of thirteen miles an hour. It is delightful passing so rapidly down the waters of the beautiful river. The motion of the boat is very agreeable to me, except while writing"
  • Dec. 26-I arrive to my new home, I'm very blessed. It has a nice fire and chimney.
  • June 25, 1839-Alice was found dead in the river after going to fetch water. Mungo had foun her cups in the river.
  • But the greatest trial to a woman's feelings is to have her cooking and eating room always filled with four or five or more Indians-men-especially at meal time,
  • "Two native women came in bringing a miserable looking child, a boy between three and four years old, and wished me to take him. He is nearly naked, and they said his mother had thrown him away and gone off with another Indian. His father is a Spaniard and is in the mountains
  • On November 29th, Narcissa, her husband and many others were murdered. Forty seven were taken captive.
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