Murder at the Mission: October
What? An all church and all conference read of Murder at the Mission by Blaine Harden.
Join with a network of UCC churches in Oregon/Southern Washington/Southern Idaho–as a step towards reckoning with the theft of indigenous tribal land and the systemic injustices that continue.
Details: Murder at the Mission examines the Nov. 29, 1847, killing of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and 11 other white men at a mission station near Walla Walla by a small number of Cayuse Indians, known as the Whitman Massacre. The narrative fostered framed Marcus Whitman as a martyred Christian/martyred American hero who saved Oregon. It also sowed a century and a half of misery among the Native people of the Columbia River Plateau. Murder at the Mission reveals the true history of the incident and its aftermath.
When? We will gather in October to discuss the book together at the church and then for 2 ZOOM opportunities with the Conference and Leadership. We will gather in October to discuss the book together at the church and then for 2 ZOOM opportunities with the Conference and Leadership.
Questions? Paula Sohl if you need a book 541-261-8033. Bloomsbury can get them for the 20% book club rate.