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Waiilatpu, the place of rye grass

Win Kelley

Waiilatpu, the place of rye grass

a play in three acts.

by Win Kelley

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Published by Pageant press in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination152 p.
Number of Pages152
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Open LibraryOL14186728M

Waiilatpu: its rise and fall, a story of pioneer days in the Pacific Northwest based entirely upon historical research by Miles Cannon (Book) 1 edition published in in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Jan 01,  · Though the missionaries continued to call the location Waiilatpu—“place of the rye grass people”—one of Marcus’s main goals was to yank up the grass, to plow it under and teach the native people to become farmers who’d stay in one spot, grow food, live in homes, resign their nomadic ways.

The Spaldings landed in what is now Lapwai, Idaho living and working among the Nez Perce. The Whitmans went on to settle at Waiilatpu, or the "place of the rye grass" west of present day Walla Walla, Washington. These missionary couple's choices . The treaty council held at Waiilatpu (Place of the Rye Grass) in the Walla Walla Valley in May and June of forever changed the lives of Native Americans living in north-central and eastern Oregon. The fate of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Indians who lived in that part .

established a mission among the Cayuse Indians eight miles west of town at a place called Waiilatpu (place of the rye grass). For many years they taught the Indians about farming as well as Christianity. This was also an important stop for many pioneers on the Oregon Trail. As in many mission ventures, there was misunderstanding. While the white. Waiilatpu, the place of the rye grass. Early in his life Dr. Whitman wanted to be a minister, but was prevented by the cost and the opposi-tion of members of his family, and instead he turned to a medical career, hoping to be able to use his knowledge as a medical missionary. His interest in the West was great, as was his.


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It was through this chance visit that portraits have been preserved of the two men who killed Marcus Whitman, and incited their fellow tribesmen to the heartless massacre of his wife and other innocent residents in the lonely settlement at Waiilatpu, “the place of rye grass.”. The efforts of this enthusiastic trio and a cohort of about 15 other Whitties brought back the "Waiilatpu" this May.

"Waiilatpu" means "Place of the Rye Grass" and was the Cayuse name for the site where the Whitman Mission was built.

This is the 73rd edition of the yearbook, but. Sep 24,  · The Whitmans established a Protestant mission on Cayuse land next to the Walla Walla River at Waiilatpu (pronounced Why-ee-lat-poo, meaning "Place of the Rye Grass") inunder the sponsorship of the Boston-based American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

Relations between the couple and their hosts were initially cordial. Whitman, on McLoughlin's advice, decided to settle among the Cayuse Indians at Waiilatpu, "Place of Rye Grass," about 25 miles up the Walla Walla River from Fort Walla Walla, and Spalding at Lapwai among the Nez Perce near the junction of Lapwai Creek and Clearwater River, about 10 miles east of the present Lewiston, Idaho.

InMarcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa established a mission among the Cayuse at Waiilatpu ("Place of the Rye Grass"), a site about seven miles from the present-day city of Walla Walla and about a quarter mile east of where the Cayuse Pásxa winter village was located.

Marcus Whitman (September 4, – November 29, ) was an American physician. InMarcus Whitman led an overland party by wagon to the West. He and his wife, Narcissa, along with Reverend Henry Spalding and his wife, Eliza, and William Gray, founded a mission at present day Walla Walla, Washington in an effort to convert local Indians to hotellewin.com: September 4,Federal Hollow, New York.

The latter called it Waiilatpu (Why-ee-lat-poo, the 't' is half silent), which means "place of the rye grass" in the Cayuse language. Marcus farmed and provided medical care, while Narcissa set up a school for the Native American children.

In the early days, life was peaceful at the Whitman Mission. Her dreams were fulfilled only shortly afterward, when the couple joined several other missionaries and traders on an expedition headed west.

The group established several missions, including Whitman’s own settlement, Waiilatpu ("place of the rye grass").

Monuments & Mentions Narcissa Prentiss Birthplace Prattsburgh, NY. Lace curtains trim the windows and The Oregon Trail is among the books on the shelves in this white clapboard house.

Narcissa Prentiss, one of the first two women to cross the Rocky Mountains, was born here in Instead of establishing a joint mission, as the American Board had intended, they split up.

The Spaldings went north, to settle among the Nez Perce at Lapwai in present-day Idaho. The Whitmans built their mission on Cayuse land, at Waiilatpu, "Place of the Rye Grass," near present-day Walla Walla. Bad Day at Hangman Creek History Corner.

his wife Narcissa and 11 others at Waiilatpu mission by the Walla Walla River. held a meeting with the Indians at Waiilatpu (Place of the Rye Grass.

This was the place where Marcus and Narcissa Whitman finally ended their epic journey. Their small expedition was the first to bring families to Oregon by wagon (See Introduction to the Trail). The Whitmans named their mission Waiilatpu "place of rye grass." Works Cited Digital image.

8 June Digital image. 8 June Inthe Nimíipuu had observed the members of the Corps of Discovery offering prayers from a "black book." With the establishment of Fort Nez Perce inMarcus and Narcissa Whitman went on to Fort Walla Walla and Cayuse country, and established a separate mission at Waiilatpu, "place of the rye grass" along the Walla Walla River.

The Cayuse referred to themselves as “the superior people.” They lived on land they identified not as rocky, but as grassy: Waiilatpu—“place of the rye grass people”—and they relied on this bulrush, known also as tule, for their baskets, some of their clothing, their longhouse dwellings.

Whitman and Sager Stories for the Young Reader Books about the Whitman Mission and the Orphaned Sager Children Who Traveled Waiilatpu, their adoption of the seven Sager children who were orphaned on their journey west, and the Whitman Attack in the Rye Grass.

Illustrated by Julian Jackson. Bethany House, p. The Whitmans established themselves at Waiilatpu—-the Place of the Rye Grass—-to serve the Cayuses whose territory lay north and west of Nez Percé lands. Henry and Eliza Spalding turned back to the east, eventually following the Clearwater River to its confluence with Lapwai Creek.

The book became one of Joseph's most prized 5/5(1). Sep 16,  · Orphaned on the Oregon Trail. Whitman’s mission was located at Waiilatpu on the Walla Walla River in what is now Washington State.

Waiilatpu is a Nez Perce word meaning, “people of the place of the rye grass.” Dr. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman had established their mission in to “bring Christianity to the Cayuse Indians.”. CHAPTER TEN Waiilatpu, WAIILATPU – age was covered with a coarse rye grass that grew in bunches some-times higher than a man’s head.

The Indians called the general area Wy-eé-lat-poo,4 “the place of the rye grass.” The tall grass is still grow-ing there on what is now the Whitman Mission National Historic Site.

It was called Waiilatpu, or "place of the rye grass" in Cayuse, the language of the Plateau Indians who initially greeted the new arrivals with enthusiasm. Both the Cayuse and the Nez Percé were the majority population in the area, and lived a nomadic lifestyle dictated by the availability of seasonal food resources such as bison and salmon.

After visiting Fort Vancouver and obtaining supplies from the Hudson's Bay Company, the Whitmans settled at Waiilatpu, "the place of the rye grass," on the margins of the Walla Walla River near the base of the Blue Mountains.

Their mission was to the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Nez Perce Indians.With McLoughlin's assistance, Marcus Whitman established a mission site at Waiilatpu, "the place of the rye grass,"; to offer his medical and religious service to the Cayuse Indians.

Narcissa joined him there in December, resisting McLoughlin's invitation to spend her first .This was an outpost of the Hudson's Bay Company, the major fur trading enterprise in the region, and soon she and her husband had settled on a site some six miles away. It was called Waiilatpu, or "place of the rye grass" in Cayuse, the language of the Plateau Indians who initially greeted the new arrivals with enthusiasm.

Both the Cayuse and.