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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Aulneau, Jean Pierre

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(1705-1736) Missionary and martyr, born Moutiers-sur-Hay, France; died Massacre Island, Minnesota. He entered the Society of Jesus, 1720, arrived in Quebec, 1734, and was sent on a mission to the West to study the languages of the Cree and Assiniboin nations and to penetrate to the Mandan Indians. Arriving at Lake of the Woods, in the fall of 1735, he wintered in Fort Charles, Minnesota, and in June, 1736, set out with a party to procure provisions and ammunition. They were overtaken by Sioux Indians and murdered. Relics in the chapel at Fort Charles.

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