Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jesuit Butte

Priest Butte, Montana
Priest Butte near Choteau on the Choteau-Fairfield highway is topped with three crosses and named for the three Jesuits Fr. A. Hoecken and  Imoda and Br. Magri— who founded a Jesuit Mission among the Blackfeet Tribe in 1859. The Jesuits focused on learning the language and religious conversion. The mission moved outside of Cascade after a hostile reaction from Native Americans.
Link (here) to read the full article at the Great Falls Tribune

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