Dr. Elijah White Research Paper

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My chapter 5 project is about Dr. Elijah White. Elijah was born in 1806 in New York State. White is known for being a great physician and his missionary work in the Oregon Country. He attended medical college in Syracuse, New York. Sent by the Methodist church, he soon left New York to go to the Oregon country to be the physician and missionary of their operations there. He was sent to Willamette Valley, Oregon in 1836 to take part in Methodist mission there lead by Jason Lee, but had some difficulties on the way. Elijah and his family, wife and two kids, went to the Sandwich Islands arriving in 1836 and taught the Natives until May, 1837 and then continued to Oregon. The Sandwich Islands, discovered by Captain Cook, is present day Hawaii.
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