The Life of Father DeSmet, Apostle of the Rocky Mo

Subject: Biography  
Grade Level:  High School & Above
Catalog #  BIOG41511
Price: $13.94 
Author: Fr. E. Laveille, S.J.
Binding:  paperback  
Copyright Year:  2000  
 


Description:

Fr. Pierre De Smet (1801-1873) is mentioned in U.S. history books almost as a footnote, but there was in the mid-19th century America no single person the American Indians trusted as they did this Jesuit Priest. He was "more powerful than an army" at a huge treaty conference of U.S. officials and the Western Indian nations near Laramie in 1851, and he was the chief negotiator at another, with the Sioux, in 1868. Impr. 431 pgs, PB


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