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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.
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
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,
v. Branch missions.
The Whitman Mission, 1836.
i. Sent out by the American Board of Commissioners
of Foreign Missions.
The Whitman-Spalding party.
The winter's ride, 1842-3.
The Massacre, 1847.
The Catholic Missions. 1838.
Begun by Fathers Blanchet and Demers.
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
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-
Schafer, Joseph. History of the Pacific N ortriwest - Use the
index, but be sure to read pages. 128-129, 145-164, 218-224.