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Oregon at War! American soldiers marching through gas shelled French town.
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The 1847 Cayuse Indian attack on missionary Marcus Whitman illustrated the clash of cultures between Native Americans and early settlers to Oregon Country.

The 1847 Cayuse Indian attack on missionary Marcus Whitman illustrated the clash of cultures between Native Americans and early settlers to Oregon Country. The Oregon Militia later mounted a campaign against the Cayuse and the suspects were tried and executed in 1850. (Illustration of "the Assassination of Marcus Whitman": from Marcus Whitman M.D.: Pioneer and Martyr by Clifford Merrill Drury, 1937.)

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