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Louise Siuwheem Polotkin
Birth: 1800
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA
Death: 1853
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA

"Louise Siuwheem, Apostle to the Coeur d'Alene Indians." Louise was one of the first Coeur d'Alene Indians baptized a Christian by Father DeSmet on his visit in 1842. She was married to Adolph Polotkin and had three grown sons. They moved to the First mission near St. Maries in 1843 and then came here when the mission was relocated in 1846. Louise was descended from Chief Circling Raven who had an ancient vision of the coming of Blackrobes who would bring a new religion. God prepared Louise to be the apostle of her tribe in the new ways. She taught religion to the children. Cared for the sick and the orphans, taught hymns and prayers and came to this cemetary every night to pray for those buried here. Louise died and was buried here in 1853 during the construction of the big new church on the hill. The Missionairies called Louise the Spiritual Director and Guardian Angel of her whole tribe. 
Old Mission Cemetery
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA
Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Jun 28, 2003
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Louise <i>Siuwheem</i> Polotkin
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Louise <i>Siuwheem</i> Polotkin
Added by: David M. Habben
Louise <i>Siuwheem</i> Polotkin
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