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   Peter John De Smet, S.J. (1801 - 1873) ~ Life and times of a Blackrobe in the West (1)
      Sitemap. (2)
      Introduction. (3)
         About this site. (4)
         Acknowledgments. (5)
         The people behind the pages. (6)
      Concise biography. (7)
         1736 - 1800 ~ Roots of the De Smet family. (8)
         1801 - 1821 ~ Peter John answers the call. (9)
         1821 - 1823 ~ The Jesuit novitiate at White Marsh. (10)
         1823 - 1833 ~ Florissant and St. Louis. (11)
         1834 - 1836 ~ Home again. (12)
         1837 - 1839 ~ The Potawatomi mission. (13)
         1840 - 1840 ~ The Flathead rendezvous. (14)
         1841 - 1842 ~ A reduction in the Rockies ? (15)
         1843 - 1844 ~ The voyage of the Infatigable. (16)
         1845 - 1846 ~ Quest for the Blackfeet. (17)
         1847 - 1850 ~ Assistant in St. Louis. (18)
         1851 - 1854 ~ The Fort Laramie treaty of 51. (19)
         1855 - 1859 ~ Chaplain in the U.S. Army. (20)
         1860 - 1865 ~ The Civil War. (21)
         1866 - 1868 ~ The Great Powder River Council. (22)
         1869 - 1873 ~ Parting of the way. (23)
      Illustrations. (24)
         1736 - 1800 ~ Roots of the De Smet family. (25)
            1600 - The old city and countryside of Dendermonde. (26)
            1649 - Early map of the city of Dendermonde. (27)
            1797 - St. Martin-de-Ré. (28)
         1801 - 1821 ~ Peter John answers the call. (29)
            1801 - The fortified city of Dendermonde. (30)
            1801 - Birth of the twins. (31)
            1801 - The Scheldestraat. (32)
            1816 - Boarding school (Sint-Niklaas). (33)
            1821 - Charles Nerinckx. (34)
            1821 - Boarding school (Mechelen). (35)
            1821 - The old tobacco shop Het Schip in Mechelen. (36)
            1821 - Amsterdam. (37)
            1821 - The Columbia weighs anchor. (38)
         1821 - 1823 ~ The Jesuit novitiate at White Marsh. (39)
            1823 - White Marsh. (40)
            1823 - Wheeling. (41)
         1823 - 1833 ~ Florissant and St. Louis. (42)
            1824 - St. Regis indian school. (43)
            1827 - Joost De Smet. (44)
            1828 - Het college van St. Louis. (45)
            1829 - St. Charles. (46)
            1833 - Georgetown. (47)
         1834 - 1836 ~ Home again. (48)
            1835 - Selecting a convent for the Carmelite sisters in Aalst. (49)
         1837 - 1839 ~ The Potawatomi mission. (50)
            1837 - St. Louis University. (51)
         1840 - 1840 ~ The Flathead rendezvous. (52)
            1840 - The Great Register of the Desert. (53)
            1840 - The Green River rendezvous. (54)
            1840 - A typical mountain man. (55)
            1840 - De Smet meets the Flathead indians. (56)
            1840 - A blackrobe for the Sioux indians. (57)
         1841 - 1842 ~ A reduction in the Rockies ? (58)
            1841 - Chimney Rock. (59)
            1841 - Mission of St. Mary's among the Flat-heads. (60)
            1842 - Fort Vancouver. (61)
            1842 - Father De Smet traveling in the Rockies. (62)
            1842 - The Old Cathedral (St. Louis). (63)
         1843 - 1844 ~ The voyage of the Infatigable. (64)
            1844 - The Columbia River. (65)
         1845 - 1846 ~ Quest for the Blackfeet. (66)
            1846 - An unexpected meeting with the first wave of the Mormon emigrants in Council Bluffs. (67)
         1847 - 1850 ~ Assistant in St. Louis. (68)
            1847 - Another book. (69)
            1847 - Oregon Missions and Travels over the Rocky Mountains (70)
            1848 - Visiting the Brulé Sioux. (71)
            1849 - Saint-Louis University Law School. (72)
            1849 - Saint-Louis University Medical School. (73)
            1847 - San Francisco. (74)
         1851 - 1854 ~ The Fort Laramie treaty of 51. (75)
            1851 - The road to Oregon. (76)
            1851 - De Smet's Laramie map. (77)
            1852 - Ralph Benton. (78)
            1853 - De universiteit van St. Louis. (79)
            1854 - St. Louis. (80)
         1855 - 1859 ~ Chaplain in the U.S. Army. (81)
            1858 - San Francisco. (82)
            1859 - fort Vancouver. (83)
            1859 - Omaha. (84)
         1860 - 1865 ~ The Civil War. (85)
            1862 - Refugees in Minnesota. (86)
            1864 - The railway grid. (87)
            1864 - On the stagecoach to Omaha. (88)
            1865 - Gold in the Black Hills ! (89)
         1866 - 1868 ~ The Great Powder River Council. (90)
            1866 - The Vernon. (91)
            1867 - An Indian delegation visits the president. (92)
            1867 - Saint-Louis University. (93)
            1868 - De Great Powder River Council. (94)
               Sitting Bull. (95)
               Calumet. (96)
            1868 - Paul's marriage. (97)
         1869 - 1873 ~ Parting of the way. (98)
            1869 - A souvenir for a benefactress. (99)
            1869 - Newspaper clip from De Godsdienstige Week van Vlaanderen (Vander Schelden). (100)
            1871 - A Passport. (101)
            1873 - The De Smet. (102)
            1873 - De Smet's crucifix. (103)
            1873 - His last resting-place. (104)
            1873 - Obituary notice. (105)
            1874 - Opening of the EADS Bridge ! (106)
      Appendices. (107)
         Father De Smet's publications. (108)
            Overview. (109)
         Biographies and other publications of Father De Smet. (110)
            Life, Letters and Travels of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet. (111)
            The Life of Father De Smet, S.J. (112)
            Father De Smet, Pioneer Priest of the Rockies. (113)
            Black Robe. (114)
            Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West. (115)
            "Come, Blackrobe" ; De Smet and the Indian Tragedy (116)
            Father Peter John De Smet : Jesuit in the West (117)
         Archives offering information about Father De Smet. (118)
         Other useful books. (119)
         Some images of Peter John De Smet. (120)
            1836. (121)
            1838. (122)
            1859. (123)
            1862. (124)
            1864. (125)
            1864. (126)
            1865. (127)
            1870. (128)
         The De Smet family. (129)
            de Smet Varenbeke (130)
            Jan De Smet (1691 - 1772) (131)
            Josse De Smet (1736 - 1827) (132)
               Life and times of "Josse" De Smet (by Paul de Smet d'Olbecke). (133)
               The "De Witte Hert" house in Dendermonde. (134)
            Marie-Jeanne Buydens (1772-1819). (135)
            Jan-Baptist De Smet (1762 - 1808) * (136)
            Isabelle-Françoise De Smet (1767 - 1831) * (137)
            Maria-Theresia De Smet (1771 - 1858) * (138)
            Josse-Joseph De Smet (1775 - 1817) * (139)
            Rosalie De Smet (1796 - 1875) * (140)
            Charles De Smet (1798 - 1860) * (141)
            François De Smet (1803 - 1878) * (142)
            Marie-Jeanne De Smet (1805 - 1834) * (143)
            Charles Josse De Smet (1829 - 1893) * (144)
            Paul Adrien De Smet (1842 - 1896) * (145)
         Dendermonde (Termonde). (146)
            Historic view of the neighbourhood. (147)
            The street. (148)
            The house. (149)
            "De Witte Hert". (150)
            The "Pijndershuis". (151)
            The "Vischgracht". (152)
            The Courthouse of Dendermonde (1822). (153)
            The Courthouse of Dendermonde (1882). (154)
            The Dender river and the arsenal. (155)
            The Dender river. (156)
            An aerial photo of 1917. (157)
         St. Louis. (158)
            Print. (159)
            Detail. (160)
            St. Louis (1). (161)
            St. Louis (2). (162)
            St. Louis (3). (163)
            St. Louis (4). (164)
            St. Louis (5). (165)
            St. Louis (6). (166)
            St. Louis (7) (167)
            St. Louis (8). (168)
            St. Louis (panoramic view). (169)
            St. Louis (description). (170)
            The Basilica of St. Louis de France (1834) (171)
            Anheuser - Busch Brewery (1860) (172)
            The Old Courthouse (1845 - 1862) (173)
            Eads Bridge (1874) (174)
         Father De Smet's travels. (175)
            Overview. (176)
            Father De Smet's 19 ocean crossings. (177)
            Father De Smet's European "harvest". (178)
            Father De Smet's travels in North America. (179)
            A map published by Laveille. (180)
         The early Catholic Missions in "Oregon" (1841 - 1847). (181)
            Overview of 1847. (182)
            St. Mary among the Flatheads (183)
            Sacred Heart among the Coeur d'Alêne (184)
            St. Ignatius among the Kalispels (185)
            St. Paul among the Kettles (Colville) (186)
            St. Francis Regis among the Metis (Cree) (187)
            St. Francis Borgia among the Pends-d'Oreilles (188)
            Station of the Assumption among the Flatbows (Arc à Plats) (189)
            Chapel of the Holy Heart of Mary among the Koetenais (190)
            St. Joseph among the Okaniganes (191)
            The first missionaries in the Rocky Mountian Missions (1841-1847). (192)
               William Claessens (193)
               Peter John De Smet (194)
               Gregorio Mengarini (195)
               Adriaan Hoecken (196)
               Joseph Joset (197)
               Antonio Ravalli (198)
            Missions and rivers in the northwest. (199)
            The Jesuit missions. (200)
         Father De Smet and the Native Americans. (201)
            Tribes contacted by Father De Smet. (202)
            The Sioux in the 1840s. (203)
            Treaties between the U.S. Government and the Native Americans, and with the cooperation of Father De Smet. (204)
               The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851. (205)
               Father De Smet's "Laramie map". (206)
               The Yankton Sioux Treaty of 1858. (207)
               The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. (208)
            Overview of the Sioux reservation as projected in 1868. (209)
            The Sioux reservation today. (210)
            The Hell Gate Treaty of 1855. (211)
            The global evolution between 1775 and 1894. (212)
            The reservations today. (213)
         Index of people. (214)
            Augur, Christopher Columbus (1821-1898). (215)
            Beckx, Pieter (1795-1887) (216)
            Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858) (217)
            Bidwell, John (1819-1900) (218)
            Birnie, James (219)
            Bouchard, James (1823-1889) "Watomika" (220)
            Bridger, Jim (1804-1881) (221)
            Brown, Benjamin Gratz (1826-1885). (222)
            Campbell, Colin (223)
            Campbell, Robert (1804-1879) (224)
            Chouteau, Charles (1819-1901) (225)
            Clark, William (1770-1838) (226)
            Culbertson, Alexander (227)
            Damen, Arnold (228)
            De Smet with a few Indian leaders. (229)
            Douglas, James (1803-1877) (230)
            Drips, Andrew (1789-1860). (231)
            Du Bourg, Louis Guillaume Valentin (1766-1833) (232)
            Duchesne, Rose Philippine (1769-1852) (233)
            Eagle Woman of Galpin, Mathilda (1820-1888) (234)
            Ermatinger, Francis (1798-1858) (235)
            Fitzpatrick, Margaret Poisal (1832-1872) (236)
            Fitzpatrick, Thomas (1799-1854) (237)
            Fraser, Colin (238)
            Frémont, John Charles (1813-1890) (239)
            Frost, David (1823-1900) (240)
            Gall (241)
            Geyer, Charles A. (1809-1853) (242)
            Gray, John (1795-1843) (243)
            Harney, William Selby (1800-1889) (244)
            Henderson, John Brooks (1826-1913) (245)
            Kipp, James (1788-1865+) (246)
            La Barge, Joseph (1815-1899) (247)
            Lee, Jason (1803-1845) (248)
            Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) (249)
            Linton, Moses L. (250)
            McDonald, Archibald (1790-1853) (251)
            McLoughlin, John (1784-1857) (252)
            Meagher, Thomas Francis (1823-1867) (253)
            Meek, Joe (1810-1875) (254)
            Mitchell, David D. (1806-1861) (255)
            Moller, S. J. (256)
            Morgan, Henry (1818-1881) (257)
            Mullan, John (1829-1909) (258)
            Nerinckx, Charles (1761-1824) (259)
            Nicollet, Joseph (1786-1843) (260)
            O'Connell, Daniel (1775-1847) (261)
            Ogden, Peter Skene (1790-1854) (262)
            Owen, John (263)
            Parker, Samuel Ely (1828-1895) (264)
            Picotte, Joseph (265)
            Red Cloud (1821/22-1909) (266)
            Red Feather (Insula, Michael) (267)
            Roothaan, Johann Philipp (1785-1853) (268)
            Rosati, Joseph (1789-1843) (269)
            Rowand, John (1787-1854) (270)
            Running Antelope (271)
            Sanborn, John B. (272)
            Sherman, William T. (1820-1891) (273)
            Sitting Bull (1831?-1890) (274)
            Spalding, Henry (1803-1874) (275)
            Spotted Tail (1823?-1881) (276)
            Stevens, Isaac Ingersoll (1818-1852) (277)
            Sully, Alfred (1820-1879) (278)
            Terry, Alfred Howe (1827-1890) (279)
            Terwecoren, Edouard (1815-1872) (280)
            Two Bears (281)
            Verhaegen, Pierre-Jean (1800-1868) (282)
            Victor (-1871?) (283)
            Walker, Elkanah (1805-1877) (284)
            Walker, Mary (1811-1897) (285)
            Weed, Thurlow (1797-1882) (286)
            Whitman, Marcus (1802-1847) (287)
            Whitman, Narcissa (1808-1847) (288)
            Wright, George (1803-1865) (289)
            Young, Brigham (1801-1877) (290)
            Young Ignace (Aeneas) (291)
         Some data on the history of North America. (1821-1873). (292)
            Some important milestones. (293)
            List of American presidents and vice-presidents (1821-1873). (294)
            Birth of the U.S. (295)
            The American Civil War. (296)
            The Civil War in Missouri. (297)
         The U.S. remembers Father De Smet. (298)
            The Apostle of the Indians. (299)
            St. Louis University. (300)
            Lake DeSmet (301)
            Exhibition. (302)
            Annual mass of remembrance in Daniel, Wyoming. (303)
            A re-enactment. (304)
            Waxworks. (305)
            Congratulations in Congres. (306)
            The Museum of the Western Jesuit Missions in Florissant (307)
         Belgium hasn't forgotten Father De Smet. (308)
            1874 - Pierre-Jean's bust. (309)
            1878 - A statue for Pierre-Jean in Dendermonde. (310)
               Not selected. (311)
               The statue. (312)
               Petrus Joannes De Smet. (313)
            1923 - A day of remembrance (9/9/1923). (314)
               Speaches ... (315)
               an Indian delegation ... (316)
               a family reunion. (317)
            192x - Laforêt. (318)
            1960 - A cartoon "De grote Zwartrok, P.Pieter De Smet" (Jef Nys, Het Volk). (319)
            2000 - An exhibition (Indian Summer). (320)
      News (museum and cemetery closed) (321)
         2002 - What is happening to the Jesuit gravesite in Florissant ? (322)
         2002 - Jesuit legal battle escalates (323)
         2002 - Jesuit artifacts to move to SLUMA (324)
         2002 - Exit the Museum of the Western Jesuit Missions ! (325)
         2002 - Father DeSmet's Grave (326)
         2002 - Saint Louis University - Grand Connections (327)
         2003 - Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust (328)
         2003 - Lewis & Clark Site Could Become a Truck Stop (329)
         2003 - Lest we forget : the St Stanislaus Cemetery Directory (330)
         2003 - Sortable directory (331)
(11/2/2012)