Whitman Mission National historical park

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A Prophecy Fulfilled is a theater film for Whitman Mission National Historic Site. The film tells the story of the tragic encounter between missionaries and the Cayuse, a Native American people of the Columbia Plateau, in the Oregon Country in the 1840s. This complex story is told through the weaving together of re-enactments, interviews with historians and Cayuse descendants, and scenes of pristine Northwest landscapes. The Whitman/Cayuse story is contested history today, and the North Shore team worked hard to ensure that modern-day Cayuse perspectives were represented in the film. We are proud to report that the film has been extremely well received by both the National Park Service and tribal representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your great work on ... “A Prophecy Fulfilled: The Cayuse and the Whitmans at Waiilatpu”. The standout production accomplishment of this film are the reenactments. The reenactments for the Whitman Mission NHS film are some of the best I have seen of this historic period. Your team brought the grime and rough-hewn nature of living in 1840’s Oregon Country to life, presenting a very cinematic convincing portrait of missionary and native life on the Columbia Plateau.”
– Chuck Dunkerly, Executive Producer, HFC, National Park Service

Project Details: 

  • The film was photographed in a mixture of HD and RED 4K.
  • Miles logged on Oregon's I-84, perhaps the most scenic freeway in America: 4,350.
  • Number of wagons used in period reenactments: 3.
  • A twenty-four minute theater film with four additional educational shorts for the exhibits.
  • The film plays daily at Whitman Mission National Historic Site, near Walla Walla, Washington.

Awards & Festivals:

  • Platinum Remi Award, WorldFest International Film Festival
  • Bronze Telly Award
  • Communicator Award of Excellence


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