Magnificent Marvel Supersale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | March 9, 2015

    Rhianna Walton: IMG Erik Larson: The Powells.com Interview



    Erik LarsonI've been a fan of Erik Larson's riveting brand of narrative history for years, and his latest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail (Cheryl Harness Histories)

by

The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail (Cheryl Harness Histories) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When she was a young girl, Narcissa loved nothing better than to read heroic tales about brave men and women risking their lives to bring Christian ideas to "barbarians" in far-off places. In 1831, her dream of doing the same was about to come true. That's when some Indians arrived in St. Louis, Missouri, looking for the "White Man's Book of Heaven." Their quest was the answer to Narcissa's prayers: She would bring salvation to "those wandering sons of our native forests. "

Narcissa married Marcus Whitman, another missionary want-to-be, and they headed West. She spent her honeymoon riding side-saddle some 2,000 miles across the vast, often perilous trail to Oregon Country—something no other white woman had ever done. Then she and Marcus lived happily ever after singing hymns and teaching the Indians about the Bible, right? Wrong! Readers will find out what really happened when East met West at the end of the real-life, legendary Oregon Trail.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.

Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

About the Author

Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of some 35 books for children. Visit this award-winning author-illustrator on the Web at www.cherylharness.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792259206
Author:
Harness, Cheryl
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Oregon National Historic Trail.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Series:
Cheryl Harness Histories
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.26x7.72x.65 in. .98 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

Other books you might like

  1. Chicken Sunday Used Pamphlet $1.95
  2. Every Living Thing Used Trade Paper $4.00
  3. Mrs. Katz and Tush (Dell Picture... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Earthquack Used Trade Paper $1.50
  5. The Table Where Rich People Sit Used Trade Paper $5.50
  6. My Ol' Man New Trade Paper $6.99

Related Subjects

Children's » History » United States » General
Children's » History » Women in History
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
Children's » Pacific Northwest » History
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail (Cheryl Harness Histories) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.95 Backorder
Product details 144 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792259206 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.