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Pierre Jean DeSmet
Birth: 1801
Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
Death: 1873
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Father DeSmet was the first Catholic missionary to the Indians of the Platte and upper Missouri region. Born in Belgium, he was the most active missionary in the western world for over 30 years. He explored the plains and mountains, crossed the continent several times, founding missions wherever he went. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Jesuit Plot (New)
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Max S. Kaiser, Jr.
Record added: Jul 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11336334
Pierre Jean DeSmet
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Pierre Jean DeSmet
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Pierre Jean DeSmet
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Effective, diligent missionary among Native Americans of the Great Plains & West. He persuaded Lakota chief Sitting Bull to negotiate with the US government to seal the Treaty of Ft. Laramie of 1868. This "guaranteed" the Lakota ownership of the Black H...(Read more)
- Anna Jaech
 Added: Oct. 4, 2015
DeSmet Hall named in your honor on the Saint Louis University campus; God Bless
 Added: Jun. 18, 2015

- laura from Italy
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
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