Nouvelle Carte Des Sources De La Riviere Tete-Plate


1 map ; 27 x 32 cm. Maps shows the locations of missions, churches, and the travels of Pierre-Jean DeSmet. The title of the map translates loosely as "New chart of the sources of the Flathead river, made by the R.P. DeSmet, of the Society of Jesus (1846)".Father Pierre Jean DeSmet came to the northwest in 1840, as a "black robe" missionary to the Flathead Indians. With them, he traveled through Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana until 1841, when he was appointed Superior of the Oregon Missions. He remained at that post until 1846, after which he returned east.

Location Description: 

Flathead River, MT