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The Whitman Mission at Waiilatpu on the Walla Walla River was established by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman in 1836 to bring Christianity to the Cayuse Indians. When a deadly measles epidemic struck the Cayuse in 1847, they blamed the Whitmans and attacked, murdering Marcus and Narcissa, along with twelve others.

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