Before the War
Oregon's military before World War I
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.)