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The Mountains We Have Crossed: Diaries and Letters of the Oregon Mission, 1838

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Four newlywed couples, along with one single man, were sent to Oregon in 1838 to reinforce the two-year-old mission established by Marcus Whitman and Henry Spalding. These reinforcements were to become legendary in the history of the Pacific Northwest for the incessant bickering and petty jealousies that eventually caused the deaths of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and force ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by University of Nebraska Press
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Apr 29, 2016 Lenora Good rated it it was amazing
Nonfiction / History Oregon Country
332 pages (trade paper)
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I bought this book primarily to read the diaries of the women who made the trip overland in 1838 from the East to the Oregon Country and the missions established by the Whitmans and Spaldings.

Drury has done an excellent job combining diary entries and letters in chronological order to give us a good understanding of the hardships these intrepid pioneers endured. They also give us a valuable picture as to the people who made this t
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