Sent out by First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca in 1834 in response to search of Nez Perce Indians for White Man's Book from Heaven was under leadership of Rev. Samuel Parker. With him went Samuel Allis of Ithaca and Rev. John Dunbar of Auburn Seminary. In 1836 Henry Spalding of Bath and bride, Eliza Hart, together with Dr. Marcus Whitman and bride, Narcissa Prentiss, followed, these being two first white women to cross Rocky Mountains. The Whitmans founded mission at Waiilatpu, where they were martyred. The Spaldings established mission at Lapwai, Idaho, among Nez Perces, which continues to present.