Narcissa Prentiss Research Paper

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Narcissa Prentiss was born to Judge Stephen and Clarrisa Prentiss in Prattsburgh, New York, on March 14, 1808. She was the third of nine children, and oldest of five girls. At a young age, she joined the Second Great Awakening, and decided it was her calling to become a missionary. She was accepted into the missionary service in March 1835, and was educated at the Franklin Acedemy in Prattsburgh. Shortly afterward, she was married to Dr. Marcus Whitman. She would later become a great missionary. After their wedding, Narcissa and Marcus, along with their friends, Eliza and Henry Spalding, headed for the Oregon Country in March, 1836. They wanted to spread the gospel to the Native Americans. Finally, on September 1, 1836, they arrived at Fort
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