Matilda Sager Delaney visits Fort Walla Walla’s Living History program from the year 1898, 2 PM Sunday, May 21.
In 1844, when she was four years old, Matilda and her six siblings were orphaned on the Oregon Trail. Missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman of Waiilatpu Mission (7 miles west of present day Walla Walla) took them in and raised them as their own, until the fateful day of November 29, 1847. . .
Matilda and three of her siblings survived what is known as the Whitman Massacre, orphaned once again and parceled out to American settlers in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Fifty years later, she shares the tale of her life and times- -three husbands, eight children and a life that could only be lived in the American west. . .
Matilda Sager Delaney is portrayed by Walla Walla actress and author Susan Matley. Living History presentations are included in the price of museum admission and free to museum members.
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