Pierre Dorion Jr.

d. 1811

Dorion, Pierre Jr., Frontiersman (d. 1811). The son of Pierre Dorion of the Sioux, Pierre Jr., with his Iowa wife and two children joined Wilson Price Hunt's Astorian overland party on the Missouri River in 1810, accompanying it on a grueling expedition to the mouth of the Columbia River, arriving in mid-February 1811; enroute a third child was born to Dorion's wife, but soon died. A member of a Snake River trapping party sent out by the Astorians, Dorion and others were killed by Indians on the Boise River, present Idaho. His widow married in succession three other interpreters and died at 80 in 1850 on the Willamette River, Oregon.


Washington Irving, Astoria. 1836.