Pierre (the Iroquois) Tevanitagon

d. 1828

Tevanitagon, Pierre (the Iroquois), mountain man (d. 1828). Born probably in New York State, by 1804 he was a North West Company voyageur on Lake Superior and in 1816 he went to the Rockies with Donald Mackenzie. He bequeathed his name to Pierre's Hole and with other Iroquois trappers explored and worked much of the northwestern country, scuffling with Blackfeet and other Indians, having many adventures coincident to working in a rough country. He was killed by Blackfeet on Red Rock Creek, tributary to the Jefferson River.