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Whitman Massacre, 1847

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Katherine Lucas Fenton Scrapbook

 Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: 35025042868824]
Identifier: CA F367

Katherine Lucas Fenton of Portland, Oregon, was a pioneer and the mother of the two soldiers. The scrapbook is composed of newspaper and magazine articles relating to Oregon history. Includes considerable material on the Whitman controversy, and an article on Oregon history by William MacLeod Raine.

Dates: 1859-1930

Memorandum of travel to the Kiyuse war, January 29-March, 25, 1848

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i39426117]
Identifier: A 090

Collection consists of a memorandum book related to the Whitman Massacre and the Cayuse War.

Dates: 1848 January 29-March 25

U.S. District Court documents regarding the Whitman Massacre trial

 Collection — Multiple collection box [B 121] 1: [Barcode: i49580231]
Identifier: B 121

In November of 1847, a small band of Cayuse warriors killed 14 settlers and took 53 others captive in what became known as the Whitman Massacre. The collection consists of photostat copies of court documents describing testimony brought against Tiloukaikt, one of the Cayuse leaders brought to trial for the crime.

Dates: 1850