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

By: Smith, Sarah Gilbert White; Smith, Asa Bowen; Drury, Clifford Merrill [editor]

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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 forced the abandonment of the mission effort. Uncertainty and conflict as well as willpower and endurance mark the story of the Oregon Mission and its charismatic, though contentious, missionaries. Simply getting to Oregon in the 1830s was a feat. Once they arrived, their efforts were doomed by their inability to agree on strategies for converting the Nez Perce and Spokane Indians. This Bison Books edition contains the very personal diary of Sarah Smith, "the weeping one" as the Indians remembered her. When read in chronological sequence with the nearly one hundred letters written by her husband, Asa, a compelling picture of their journey to Oregon and subsequent life at the mission emerges. Other letters, documents, and biographical sketches enhance the volume.

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

Author/Composer: Smith, Sarah Gilbert White; Smith, Asa Bowen; Drury, Clifford Merrill [editor]

Categories: History,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1999-09-01

ISBN Number: 0803266219

ISBN Number 13: 9780803266216

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good.

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 007185

Description: Very Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Very minor cover wear. Red ink mark stamped on bottom outer pages edges. Paperback book copy of The Mountains We Have Crossed: Diaries and Letters of the Oregon Mission, 1838. Introduction and editorial notes by Clifford Merrill Drury. Introduction by Bonnie Sue Lewis. The diary of Sarah White Smith and letters of Asa B. Smith, and other documents relating to the 1838 re-enforcement to the Oregon Mission. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. Originally published as volume 3 of First White Women over the Rockies, Glendale, CA: A.H. Clark, 1966. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: Missions, Oregon, Pioneers, Books, American, History, Marcus Whitman, Henry Spalding, Narcissa Whitman, Nez Perce, Spokane Indians, Clifford Drury, Sara Smith, Missionaries,