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To: Biggirl

Father Pierre De Smet (spelling correct?)was also a Jesuit. He was a Belgian priest/missionary, who traveled over the region where the states: North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Montana are now, back in early-to-mid 19th Century! He traveled there over the Oregon/Emigrant Trail.

He also knew many, and was friends to many mountain men/explorers/trappers/Indian leaders. Three of those, for example: Miles Goodyear, Jim Bridger, and Indian leader Sitting Bull! He was also known among early Mormon immigrants. He was friendly with them, and they were friendly with him!


21 posted on 03/14/2013 9:13:56 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Oh, I forgot to list South Dakota in the previous state list Father DeSmet visited; particularly the Black Hills area. He may have gone to Oregon too!


22 posted on 03/14/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT by dsutah
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Thank-you for the faith/history teaching lesson.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 9:20:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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