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Title The mountains we have crossed : diaries and letters of the Oregon Mission, 1838 / introductions and editorial notes by Clifford Merrill Drury ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Bonnie Sue Lewis.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

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Subject Smith, Sarah Gilbert White, 1813-1855 -- Diaries.
Smith, Asa Bowen, 1809-1886 -- Correspondence.
Women pioneers -- Northwestern States -- Diaries.
Women missionaries -- Northwestern States -- Diaries.
Pioneers -- Northwestern States -- Correspondence.
Missionaries -- Northwestern States -- Correspondence.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Oregon Territory -- History.
Missions -- Oregon -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Missions -- Oregon -- History -- 19th century.
Alt Name Smith, Sarah Gilbert White, 1813-1855.
Smith, Asa Bowen, 1809-1886.
Drury, Clifford Merrill, 1897-1984.
Alternate Title First white women over the Rockies. Vol. 3.
Description 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note Originally published as v. 3 of: First white women over the Rockies. Glendale, Calif. : A.H. Clark, 1966.
Consists of the diary of Sarah White Smith and letters of Asa B. Smith, and other documents relating to the 1838 reenforcement to the Oregon Mission.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-321) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Four newly wed 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." "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."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 0585268916 (electronic bk.)
9780585268910 (electronic bk.)
9780803266216
0803266219
0803266219 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 45727707
Additional Format Print version: Mountains we have crossed. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1999 0803266219 (DLC) 99023583 (OCoLC)41310225
Table of Contents
 Sources and Acknowledgments13
 Preface17
 The Smiths 
  Biographical Sketches to 1838 
  Diary of Sarah White Smith, March 1838 to September 183961
  Home Letters of Asa Bowen Smith, 1838-1842129
  Hawaii and Home Again 
 William Henry Gray 
  With Whitman, 1836, and Return for Reenforcements233
  Report from the Rendezvous237
  Gray's Journal and Financial Report of 1838240
  Gray's "A History of Oregon"247
 Elkanah Walker 
  Introduction to the Diary, March to May 1838253
  The Diary - To the Rocky Mountains254
 Cornelius Rogers 
  Biographical Sketch269
  Letter of July 3, 1838271
  Rendezvous274
  Climate and Productions275
 Marcus Whitman 
  Introduction to Whitman's Letter279
  A New Whitman Letter to Smith, May 31, 1844286
 Cushing Eells 
  Reminiscences of Overland Travel, 1838291
 The Overland Trip for Women - Was it Wise? 
 Bibliography320
 Index325



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