Known as the “Friend of Sitting Bull”, since persuading Sitting Bull to participate in negotiations with the U.S. in 1868, Belgian-born, Pierre-Jean DeSmet was a Jesuit missionary who traveled extensively throughout America.
Father Pierre-Jean DeSmet
Beautifully decorated borders surround the map, with a fine, colorful portrait of the Crow chief, “Big Robber”, central in the top margin border. Tribal lands depicted are as follows (note that tribal names and spellings of them had not yet been established):
- Shuyelhe or Kettle Fall
- Zingomene or Spokane
- Linpoilish or Isle de Pierre
- Walla Walla
- Lower Pendoreille
- Skalsi or Koetenay
- Upper Pendoreille or Kalispel
- Selish or Flathead Territory
- Blackfoot Territory
- Crow Territory
- Assiniboin Territory
- Mandan Grosventre Arriccare Territory
- Sioux or Dacotah Territory
- Waillalpa or Cayuses
- Punashle or Bonacks
- Nez Percé or S’apelans
- Shoshones or Snakes
- Utah Indians
- Arapaiios Cheyennes Territory
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