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Pays des Porteurs (Country of the Porteurs), (c. 1846)

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Title Pays des Porteurs (Country of the Porteurs), (c. 1846)
Identifier WSU 2,155
Creator DeSmet, Pierre Jean, S.J.
Date ca. 1846 2000 - 2002
Description 1 ms. map: hand col., 26 x 22 cm. In 1840, Jesuit missionary Fr. Pierre Jean DeSmet, traveled to the Pacific Northwest upon request by the Flathead Indian nation. Returning the next year with supplies and a few fellow brethren, DeSmet founded St. Mary's Mission on the St. Joseph River, thirty miles north of present day Missoula, Montana. DeSmet then spent ten (nonconsecutive) years in the northwest region. In those years he baptized thousands of Indians, wrote extensively of his travels,...
Subject Missions -- Washington (State) -- Maps, Manuscript; Missions -- Idaho -- Maps, Manuscript; Missions -- Montana-- Maps, Manuscript
Type Maps
Coverage Washington (State); Idaho; Montana
Rights Contact Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, for copyright information 509 335-6691
Format Original maps were scanned in color at 600 dpi on a Microtek 9600XL scanner and saved as TIFF files. The TIFF files were converted into the MrSID format at a compression ratio of 12 to 1 using LizardTech's Geospatial Encoder 1.4 software. These MrSid files were then uploaded into the CONTENTdm database at the Washington State University Libraries. image/jpeg
Contributor Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Language French
Relation Is part of Pierre Jean De Smet Papers, 1764-1970 Cage 537.

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