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Indian Women and Priest, California, 1939.
A missionary priest with Indian women in 1939

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Cushing Eells Was Born
February 16, 1810

In 1836, the Whitmans set up a mission among the Cayuse Indians at Waiilatpu not far from where Walla Walla is today. In addition to promoting the Protestant religion, the Whitmans set up schools and mills for grinding grain and introduced crop irrigation. A few years later, Marcus Whitman helped a group of 1,000 settlers find their way to the Oregon Territory. When the new settlers arrived, tensions with the Native Americans increased.
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