Father Peter John Desmet

Father Peter John Desmet

by Robert C. Carriker

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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Clad in the black robe of his priestly order and armed only with a crucifix, for more than a quarter of a century Father De Smet relentlessly tramped the American frontier to bring peace and religion to the tribes of the Pacific Northwest and the upper Missouri River country.

In this biography, Robert Carriker describes De Smet’s love for the great American West and the native tribes who lived there, the Potawatomis, Flatheads, Coeur d’Alenes, Kalispels, Blackfeet, Yankton Sioux, and others to whom the Jesuit father carried Christianity. Soon the man called Black Robe became known throughout the mountains and plains as a man of peace and a friend of all Indians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806127903
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 09/28/1990
Series: Oklahome Western Biographies Series , #9
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Carriker, Alphonse and Geraldine Arnold Distinguished Professor of History at Gonzaga University, is a historian of the fur trade and Western exploration.

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