SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Chuck Sams's Nomination to Head Parks Service is Helping Correct a Big Lie of Western History
by Blaine Harden
Memorialized as a godly champion of manifest destiny, Marcus Whitman was in fact "a mediocre missionary whose most significant contribution to history was getting killed."
SOURCE: New York Times
Some Statues Tell Lies. This One Tells the Truth
Washington State has replaced one of its statues in the US Capitol Statuary hall, that celebrated missionary Marcus Whitman, with one honoring Native American treaty rights advocate Billy Frank, Jr.
Reckoning with Marcus Whitman and the Memorialization of Conquest
by Cassandra Tate
The same period that saw the public affirmation of the Confederate Lost Cause myth saw a proliferation of monuments that portrayed the conquest of the indigenous people of the west as virtuous pioneering. The case of Marcus Whitman shows a national reckoning is in order.
Washington State Debate: Is it time to stop whitewashing our history?
People are debating whether to replace the statue in Congress of missionary Marcus Whitman.
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