The Resource Converting the West : a biography of Narcissa Whitman, by Julie Roy Jeffrey

Converting the West : a biography of Narcissa Whitman, by Julie Roy Jeffrey

Label
Converting the West : a biography of Narcissa Whitman
Title
Converting the West
Title remainder
a biography of Narcissa Whitman
Statement of responsibility
by Julie Roy Jeffrey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, were pioneer missionaries to the Cayuse Indians in Oregon Territory. Very much a child of the Second Great Awakening, Narcissa eagerly 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 the Cayuse. Gradually abandoning her efforts with the Indians, Narcissa developed a different ministry. She taught and counseled whites on the mission compound, much as she had done in her own church circles in New York. Meanwhile, the growing number of eastern emigrants streaming into the territory posed an increasing threat to the Indians. The Cayuse ultimately took murderous action against the Whitmans, the most visible whites, thus ending dramatically Narcissa's eleven-year effort to be a faithful Christian missionary as well as a devoted wife and loving mother. --From publisher's description
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jeffrey, Julie Roy
Dewey number
  • 979.7/02/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C32
LC item number
W474 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Oklahoma western biographies
Series volume
v. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss
  • Whitman, Narcissa
  • Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss
  • Whitman Massacre (1847)
  • Cayuse Indians
  • Missionaries
  • Women missionaries
  • Whitman Massacre, 1847
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Cayuse Indians
  • Missionaries
  • Women missionaries
  • Washington (State)
Label
Converting the West : a biography of Narcissa Whitman, by Julie Roy Jeffrey
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585198101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44955580
  • (OCoLC)ocm44955580
Label
Converting the West : a biography of Narcissa Whitman, by Julie Roy Jeffrey
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=14880
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585198101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44955580
  • (OCoLC)ocm44955580

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