The mission at Waiilatpu Grounds Worksheet 1 The Building Sites: Turn right at split in trail, going counter-clockwise on loop



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The mission at Waiilatpu Grounds

Worksheet 1


The Building Sites: Turn right at split in trail, going counter-clockwise on loop.
1. Why did Marcus Whitman need to grow 40 acres of food? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. Why did the Whitmans need fences? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3. How many fruit trees did the Whitmans have in their last year? _________________

4. How could learning to farm help the Cayuse? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


5. When did the Whitmans move into the First House? ______________________________________________________________________

6. Why did the Whitmans move out of the First House? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


7. Name two things Narcissa described about her new home. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
8. What did the Whitmans name their daughter? ______________________________________________________________________
9. What name did the Cayuse give the Whitmans’ daughter? ______________________________________________________________________
Why? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10. Where was the river when the Whitmans lived here and where is it now? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


11. Draw the Great Basin wild rye next to the path.

12. How many grist mills did Marcus Whitman build here? ________________________


13. What was made in the grist mill? ______________________________________________________________________
14. Why did the Whitmans build a mill pond? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
15. Name two animals living in or near the mill pond today.

________________________, ______________________


Do you think these animals were here when the Whitmans were? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
16. Compare the Mission grounds today to 160 years ago:

Now: Then:

green lawn ___________________________________________________________

paved sidewalk _________________________________________________________

road __________________________________________________________________

signs _________________________________________________________________

no buildings ____________________________________________________________


17. Who built the Emigrant House? ______________________________________________________________________
18. Who came to the Waiilatpu Mission in the 1840’s and why? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

19. What year did the most people come to the mission at Waiilatpu? ______________________________________________________________________


20. What disease did the emigrants bring with them in 1847? ______________________________________________________________________
21. What material did white people need for their tools? ______________________________________________________________________
22. Name three things a blacksmith could fix or make. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
23. What materials were used to build the Mission House? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
24. What activities does the Mission House sign show the Whitmans doing? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
25. Name three ways the Mission House was used. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
26. On what date were the Whitmans killed? ______________________________________________________________________

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