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NORTHWESTERN HISTORY SYLLABUS 



[The aim of this department is to furnish outlines that will aid those 
who wish to study the subject systematically. It is expected that its 
greatest use will be as a guide for members of women's clubs, literary 
societies, and classes in colleges or high schools. It will be a form of 
university extension without the theses and examinations necessary for the 
earning of credits toward a degree.] 



VII Settlement of Old Oregon (Continued) 

5. Hall Jackson Kelley. 

a. Varied career as a youth. 

b. Became interested in the Oregon Question in 1815. 

c. Years of agitation. 

d. Pamphlets. 

e. Inspiration of Wyeth. 

f. Trip to Oregon in 1834. 

g. Map and memoir. 

h. Real help in spite of eccentricities. 

6. William A. Slocum. 

a. Delegated by President Jackson to visit Northwest. 

b. Journey not made until 1837. 

c. Investigated Hudson's Bay Company's work. 

d. Report especially strong as to American retention of Puget 

Sound. 

e. Memoir before Congress. 

7. The Missionary Epoch. 

a. Indian plea for religious teachers. 

b. Methodist Mission, 1834. 
Led by Rev. Jason Lee. 
Traveled with Wyeth and fur hunters. 

iii. Located, in Willamette Valley, 
iv. Reinforcements. 
v. Branch missions. 
The Whitman Mission, 1836. 

i. Sent out by the American Board of Commissioners 
of Foreign Missions. 

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d. 





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ii. 


The Whitman-Spalding party. 


iii. 


Reinforcements. 


iv. 


Branch missions. 


v. 


The winter's ride, 1842-3. 


vi. 


The Massacre, 1847. 


The Catholic Missions. 1838. 


i. 


Begun by Fathers Blanchet and Demers. 


ii. 


Extensive reinforcements. 


iii. 


Branch missions. 



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BIBLIOGRAPHY. — This brief outline covers one of the most con- 
troverted phases of Oregon or Northwestern history. Any student desiring 
to delve deeply into the Whitman question will find the two books cited 
here to be the fullest on each side of the case and the footnotes in these 
books will lead to almost endless materials. As usual, the other books 
are chosen for the accessibility in many of our Northwestern libraries. 

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. Works of. Vol. XXIX. (Ore- 
gon, Vol. I.), pages 54 to 142. 184 to 225, 315 to 348, 639 to 699. 
The index in Oregon Vol. II. will be helpful for separate items in the 
field. 

Eells, Myron. Marcus Whitman. This book of 349 pages 
was published by the Alice Harriman Company in Seattle in 1909 after 
the death of the author. It is the fullest account on the pro- Whitman side. 
There are numerous citations to authorities. 

Lee, D., and Frost, J. H. Ten Years in Oregon. This is <& 
source book published in. New York by the authors in 1844. It is not 
common, but may be found in some of the libraries of the Northwest. 

Marshall, William I. Acquisition of Oregon and the Long 
Suppressed Evidence About Marcus Whitman. This work in two rather 
large volumes (450 and 368 pages) was published by Clarence B.Bagley 
through the house of Lowman & Hanford Company, Seattle, after the 
author's death. This work is by far the fullest account of what might be 
called the anti- Whitman side of the controversy. It is, of course, exhaus- 
tive and cites to abundant materials. 

MEANY, Edmond S. History of the State of Washington. For 
the ground covered by this syllabus consult pages 88-89, 98-99, 1 06- 
131. 

Schafer, Joseph. History of the Pacific N ortriwest - Use the 
index, but be sure to read pages. 128-129, 145-164, 218-224.