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"The devoutly Christian Marcus and Narcissa Whitman left home and family to establish a mission in the far west terriroties. In 1836, Narcissa was the first worman of European descent to cross the Rocky Mountains. Narciss was but 39 yeras old when she, her husband, and nine others were murdered at their misison near Walla Walla, Washington in 1847. These letters constitute some of the last letters she wrote to family back in New York. Included is a letter to her sister by one of the massacre survivors and is one of the earliest accounts of that horrible day." -- back cover.

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