When the missionaries arrived, they encountered communities ravaged by deadly diseases that had been introduced only a few generations earlier by the first white traders who had come to the region.These diseases shattered communities that had flourished for millennia in the fertile Willamette Valley.
As the first Protestant mission in the Pacific Northwest, Lee’s work was followed closely by church members who remained in New England. In 1841 construction of the Indian Manual Labor Training School began on what is now the Willamette University campus.
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Deeply moved by the misery of the Indians they encountered, the missionaries offered health care, food and shelter to several Indian children who had been orphaned when their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles succumbed to these deadly diseases.
As was standard with most missionaries of the times, Lee and his followers failed to acknowledge that the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest had settled the area thousands of years prior and that these advanced societies had been successfully hunting, fishing and trading for generations.
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