Saint Louis: The Story of Catholic Evangelization of America’s Heartland
Volume Two: The Lion and the Fourth City
Episode 14: The Mission to Sugar Creek

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Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Father Peter Verhaegen, S.J.


Bishop Peter Richard Kenrick

“Lay her bones to rest in the Indian territory”

Father Peter De Smet

Assimilation; concentration; exile to the Far West; annihilation.

A Relation of the Reductions of Paraguay, Luigi Muratori

Father John Roothan, S. J.

“Principle of Accommodation”

Fathers Gregory Mengarini and Nicholas Point

The Flathead Indians

Thomas Fitzpatrick, wagon-master

The Oregon Trail