GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Missouri: MO-8

Jesuits. Jesuit Archives and Research Center
3920 West Pine Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314-376-2440

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History: The Jesuit Archives and Research Center (JARC), 2018-present, has served as the archival repository for 11 past and current U.S. and Canadian provinces (Buffalo, Central and Southern, Chicago, Chicago-Detroit, Detroit, Midwest, Missouri, New England, New York, Northeast, and Wisconsin) and the governing body of the U.S. Jesuits and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. The Jesuit Archives has built on and succeeded the Central/ Midwest Jesuit Archives, 1997-2017, which consolidated the archival holdings of the Chicago, Detroit, Missouri, and Wisconsin Provinces.

St. Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), 1534, which was dissolved, 1773, and restored, 1814. Jesuits evangelized Native Americans, 1625-1773. They made their first post-restoration U.S. foundation, 1814; and established its first U.S. province, the Maryland Province for all of the United States, 1833.

Jesuit from the following missions (i.e. proto-provinces) and provinces evangelized Native Americans in the United States:

1827, 1848-1850

Jesuits of the Maryland Province/ Mission evangelized Native Americans in Maine; see entry for St. Ann Church (Old Town, Maine)

1823-1863 (transferred to Missouri Province)

Maryland Province Jesuits of the Missouri Mission administered missions among Native Americans in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri; see detail below

1841-1854 (transferred to California Mission of Turin Province)

Missouri Province Jesuits of the Rocky Mountain Mission administered missions among Native Americans in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington; see details below

1854-1909 (transferred to California Province)

Turin (Italy) Province Jesuits of the California Mission administered missions among Native Americans in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon; see entry for Jesuits. California Province (Los Gatos, California)

1886-1907 (transferred to California Mission of Turin Province)

German Province Jesuits of the Buffalo Mission administered missions among Native Americans in South Dakota and Wyoming; see details below

1907-1909 (transferred to California Province)

Turin (Italy) Province Jesuits of the California Mission also administered missions among Native Americans in South Dakota and Wyoming; see entry for Jesuits. California Province (Los Gatos, California)

1909-1932 (transferred to Oregon Province)

California Province Jesuits administered missions among Native Americans in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington; see entry for Jesuits. California Province (Los Gatos, California)

1909-1912 (transferred to Missouri Province)

California Province also administered missions among Native Americans in South Dakota and Wyoming; see entry for Jesuits. California Province (Los Gatos, California)

1912-1954 (transferred to Wisconsin Province)

Missouri Province Jesuits administered missions among Native Americans in South Dakota and Wyoming; see detail below

1912-before 2015

Missouri Province Jesuits also administered a mission among Potawatomi Indians in Kansas; see details below

1928-1955 (transferred to Detroit Province)

Chicago Province Jesuits administered missions among Ojibwa and Potawatomi Indians in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; see entries for Holy Name of Mary Church (Sault Sainte Marie), The Most Holy Name of Jesuis-St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church (Baraga), and St. Isaac Jogues Church (Sault Sainte Marie)

1970s-2000s (transferred to Ogdensburg Diocese)

New York Province Jesuits administered a mission among Mohawk Indians in New York-Quebec; see entry for St. Regis Mission (Hogansburg, New York or St. Regis, Quebec) [NY, not NE Prov?; parish website closed, 2018-02]

1990s-2014 (transferred to Northeast Province)

New York Province Jesuits also administered parishes among Native Americans (various) in New York City; see entries for St. Aloysius Church (New York, New York) and St. Charles Borromeo Church (New York, New York)

1955-1995 (transferred to Marquette Diocese)

Detroit Province Jesuits administered missions among Ojibwa and Potawatomi Indians in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; see entries for Holy Name of Mary Church (Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan), The Most Holy Name of Jesuis-St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church (Baraga, Michigan), and St. Isaac Jogues Church (Sault Sainte Marie, Mission)

1954-2016 (transferred to Midwest Province)

Wisconsin Province Jesuits administered missions among Native Americans in South Dakota and Wyoming; see details below

2014-present

Northeast Province Jesuits have administered parishes in Manhattan of New York City, which have had some Native American parishioners; see entries for St. Aloysius Church (New York, New York) and St. Charles Borromeo Church (New York, New York)

2016-present

Midwest Province Jesuits have administered missions among Native Americans in South Dakota; see details below

 Missouri Province Jesuits of the Missouri Mission administered the following missions, parishes, and schools serving Native Americans:

1836-1841 (closed)

Kickapoo Mission and School (Kickapoo), Kansas

1838-1841 (closed)

St. Joseph Mission and School (Potawatomi), Council Bluffs, Iowa

1838-1847 (closed)

Sugar Creek Mission and School (Potawatomi), Kansas

1847-1849 (closed)

St. Francis Regis Mission (Miami), Missouri

1847-1863 (transferred to Missouri Province)

Osage Mission and School (Osage), Kansas

1848-1863 (transferred to Missouri Province)

St. Mary Mission and School (Potawatomi), St. Marys, Kansas

1830s-1863

Visitations among Iowa, Omaha, Pawnee, and Otoe Indians

 Missouri Province Jesuits of the Rocky Mountain Mission established and administered the following missions, parishes, and schools among Native Americans of the Northwest:

1840-1841

In response to requests by delegations comprised of Salish, Mohawk, and Nez Perce Indians, Rev. Pierre J. de Smet, S.J., visited the Coeur d’Alene, Kalispel, Kootenai, Nez Perce, and Salish Indians of the Plateau region

1840-1850s

Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., and other Jesuits also visited Arapaho, Brulé Lakota, Cree, Hunkpapa Lakota, Oglala Lakota, Ojibwa, Sans Arc Lakota, Siksika, and Yankton Dakota Indians in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Alberta, Canada

1841-1850 (closed)

Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., established and the Jesuits administered St. Mary Mission (Salish), Stevensville, Montana 

1843-1846, 1848-1854 (transferred to Turin Province)

Rev. Nicholas Point, S.J., established and the Jesuits administered Sacred Heart Mission (Coeur d’Alene), Idaho

1844-1854 (transferred to Turin Province

Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., established and the Jesuits administered St. Ignatius Mission (Kalispel), Pend Oreille River, Washington 

Missouri Province Jesuits administered the following missions, parishes, and schools serving Native Americans:

1912-1955 (transferred to Wisconsin Province, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Holy Rosary Mission and School (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1912-1955 (transferred to Wisconsin Province, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

St. Francis Mission and School (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1912-1975 (transferred to St. Stephen’s Indian School Education Association)

St. Stephen’s Indian/ Mission School (Arapaho, Shoshoni), St. Stephens, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1912-1993 (transferred to Wisconsin Province, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

St. Stephen’s Mission and School (Arapaho, Shoshoni), St. Stephens, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1926-1955 (transferred to Wisconsin Province, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Christ the King Church/ Our Lady of Lourdes Mission and School (Oglala Lakota), Porcupine, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1932-1993 (transferred to Wisconsin Province, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

St. Joseph/ St. James Mission (Arapaho, Shoshoni), Ethete, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1939-1993 (transferred to Wisconsin Province, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Blessed Sacrament Chapel (Shoshoni), Fort Washakie, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1949-1955 (transferred to Wisconsin Province, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Mother Butler Center and St. Issac Jogues Church/ Chapel (Brulé Lakota, Hunkpapa Lakota, Oglala Lakota, Sans Arc Lakota), Rapid City, South Dakota

 Wisconsin Province Jesuits administered the following missions, parishes, and schools serving Native Americans:

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Christ the King Church and Our Lady of Lourdes School (Oglala Lakota), Porcupine, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Holy Family Mission (Oglala Lakota), Horse Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Rapid City Diocese?)

Holy Rosary Mission (Oglala Lakota), Interior, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Immaculate Conception Mission (Brulé Lakota), Two Strike, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Oglala Lakota), No Water, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission (Oglala Lakota), Pine Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Our Lady of Sorrows Church/ Ss. Mary and Anna Mission (Oglala Lakota), Kyle, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Our Lady of the Sioux Church/ St. Elizabeth Mission (Oglala Lakota), Oglala, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Red Cloud Indian School/ Holy Rosary Mission and School (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-ca. 1970 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Bull Creek, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-ca. 1970 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Upper Cutmeat, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1972 (transferred to Sicangu Oyate Ho)

St. Francis Indian/ Mission School (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1975 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Ring Thunder, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Norris, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Sacred Heart Church (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota 

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Ring Thunder, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Upper Cutmeat, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Sacred Heart Mission (Oglala Lakota), Wounded Knee/ Brennan, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Agnes Mission (Oglala Lakota), Manderson, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Agnes Mission (Brulé Lakota), Parmelee, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1959 (closed)

St. Anne/ St. Anthony Mission (Oglala Lakota), Wolf Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Anthony/ Holy Guardian Angels Mission (Oglala Laokta), Slim Butte, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Bridget Mission (Brulé Lakota), Rosebud, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1964 (closed)

St. Catherine Mission (Brulé Lakota), Bad Nation, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Charles Church (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Charles Borromeo Mission (Oglala Lakota), Batesland, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Francis Mission (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1972 (transferred to Sicangu Oyate Ho)

St. Francis Indian/ Mission School (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1959 (closed)

St. Henry Mission (Oglala Lakota), Potato Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Ignatius Mission (Brulé Lakota), White River, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Isaac Jogues Church/ Chapel and Mother Butler Center (Brulé Lakota, Hunkpapa Lakota, Oglala Lakoya, Sans Arc Lakota), Rapid City, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. John the Apostle Mission (Brulé Lakota), Mosher, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. John of the Cross Mission (Oglala Lakota), Allen/ Plenty Bears, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Joseph Mission (Oglala Lakota), Cuny Table, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota  

1955-1959 (closed)

St. Joseph Mission (Oglala Lakota), Hisle/ Bear Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1961 (closed)

St. Joseph Mission (Brulé Lakota), Red Leaf/ Black Pipe, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1957 (closed)

St. Madeline Sophie Mission (Oglala Lakota), Three Mile Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Mary/ St. Francis of Assisi Mission (Brulé Lakota), Ironwood, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-1961 (closed)

St. Mary Magdalene Mission (Oglala Lakota), Rockyford, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Paul Mission (Oglala Lakota), Porcupine Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Patrick/ St. Andrew Mission (Brulé Lakota), Spring Creek, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Ss. Patrick and Bridget/ Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Brulé Lakota), He Dog, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Peter Mission (Brulé Lakota), Okreek/ Oak Creek Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-ca. 1973 (closed)

St. Peter Mission (Oglala Lakota), St. Peter/Wounded Knee Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Peter/ Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Brulé Lakota), Wood/ White Thunder, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Rose Mission (Brulé Lakota), Soldier Creek, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Stephan Mission (Oglala Lakota), Medicine Root Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1955-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Thomas the Apostle Mission (Brulé Lakota), Mission, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1970-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

St. Bernard Mission (Oglala Lakota), Red Shirt, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

1976-2016 (transferred to Midwest Jesuit Province)

Sioux Spiritual Center (Brulé Lakota, Hunkpapa Lakota, Oglala Lakota, Sans Arc Lakota), Plainview, South Dakota

1993-2014? (transferred to Cheyenne Diocese)

Blessed Sacrament Chapel (Shoshoni), Fort Washakie, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1993-2014? (transferred to Cheyenne Diocese)

St. Joseph/ St. James Mission (Arapaho, Shoshoni), Ethete, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1993-2014? (transferred to Cheyenne Diocese)

St. Stephen’s Mission (Arapaho, Shoshoni), St. Stephens, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming  

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States:

Inclusive dates: 1790-ongoing, undated

Volume: 12.6 cubic feet

Description: Records from the Detroit and Missouri Provinces

 

/1 Detroit Province Archives

Inclusive dates: 1946-present

Volume: .3 cubic foot 

Description: The Chicago Province transferred its records to the Detroit Province Archives in 1955, which transferred them to the former Central Jesuit Archives in 1997.

A. Correspondence, 1946-present, .15 cubic foot: major correspondents include the Jesuit Provincials, Rev. Paul Prudhomme, S.J., and Rev. Joseph Lawless, S.J.

B. Chronicles, 1949-present, .1 cubic foot: annual reports with accounts of major events for the year

C. Histories, 1947-1951, 34 typed pages: written primarily by Rev. Paul Prudhomme, S.J.

D. Clippings and photographs, undated, 1 folder

 

/2 Missouri Province

Inclusive dates: 1790-1973, undated 

Volume: 12.3 cubic feet

Description: 3 series:

A. Missouri Province Houses (mission, parish, etc.), 1790-1973, undated; 6.6 cubic feet arranged alphabetically by the location or by the name of the mission or parish.

1. "Florrisant, Missouri, St. Ferdinand's," 1790-1876, 6 volumes: sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials), which include some Indians

2. "Florissant, Missouri, St. Stanislaus," 1819-1820, 1822-1823, 1825-1830, 1832, 27 letters; correspondence regarding St. Regis Seminary; major correspondents include Rev. Charles F. Van Quickenborne, S.J., and Thomas L. McKenney

3. "Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge, South Dakota," 1888-1946, undated, .2 cubic foot:

a. Correspondence, 1929-1930, 4 letters

b. "Historia Domus, Litterae Annuae," 1888-1906, 1911-1912, 1916, 1 folder: in Latin and English

c. Tom-Tom, 1938, 1942-1943, 1 folder: School publication

d. Photographs, 1914, 1918, 1930-1931, 1936-1938, 1941-1946, undated, 150 photo

4. "Indian Missions (General)," 1894-1940, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1894, 1912-1913, 1916, 9 letters

b. Publications, 1908, 1937, 1940, 3 items: include Jesuit Missions Among the Sioux, 1940, by Rev. Louis Goll, S.J.; and Our Catholic Indian Missions, a paper delivered by Rev. William Ketcham, Director of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, 1908

5. "Kickapoo Mission," 1835-1837, 1938, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1835-1836, 8 letters: major correspondents include Rev. Charles F. Van Quickenborne, S.J., and the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs

b. Journal of a trip to the Kickapoo Mission by Rev. Peter J. Verhaegen, S.J., 1837, 16 pages: in French; also includes a hand drawn map

c. History of the Kickapoo Mission and Parish. The First Catholic Church in Kansas by William W. Graves, 1938

6. "Osage Mission, Kansas," 1832-1910, undated, 2 cubic feet:

a. Correspondence, 1832, 1845-1849, 1852, 1855, 1857, 1867-1868, 1870-1872, 1875, 1883-1888, 1910, 55 letters: major correspondents include Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., Rev. Paul M. Ponziglione, S.J., and William Medill, Commissioner of Indian Affairs

b. "Historia Domus, Litterae Annuae," 1854-1863, 1865-1867, 1869, 1871-1891, 2 folders: in Latin; most in Rev. Paul Ponziglione's hand

c. "Status Temporalis and Fructus Ministerii," 1861-1878, 1880-1892, 1 folder

d. "Writings of Rev. Ponziglione, S.J.," 1853-1897, undated, 1 cubic foot:

1. Osage Indian language records, 1853, 1856, 1862, 1885, undated, 25 items: includes a dictionary, catechisms, prayers, dialogues, and collections of Epistles and Gospels translated into Osage by Rev. Paul Ponziglione, S.J.

2. "Annals, Osage Mission, 1824-1889," undated, 3 volumes

3. "The Osages and Father John Schoenmakers, S.J., Interesting Memoirs Collected from Legends, Traditions, and Historical Documents," dedicated in 1897, 561 pages: contains 51 chapters plus appendix and covers the history of the Osage Indians, beginnings of evangelization among the Osages, 1820s-1830s, and the Mission among the Osages, 1846-1884; 2 sets of the record are in the Archives

4. "Journal of the Western Missions Established and Attended by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus Residing at the Osage Mission, Neosho County, Kansas, beginning from August 11, 1867," 1867-1896, 10 volumes: includes correspondence (some copies) and historical accounts

5. Notebook, 1880s-1890s, 1 volume: contains a necrology for Osage Mission, 1852-1887; a history of St. Stephen's Mission, Wyoming, 1884-1894; and an historical account of Jesuit missions, 1883

6. "Status Animarum of the Western Missions," 1870, 1 folder

7. "Notes on Indian Customs" and "Anecdotes," undated, 1 folder

8. "Record of the Sodality of the Immaculate Heart of Mary," 1865, 1867, undated, 3 volumes

e. School records, 1870-1892, 3 volumes:

1. Articles of incorporation and minutes of board meetings, St. Francis Institute for Indian Boys, 1871-1892, 1 volume

2. Student enrollment record, St. Francis Institute, 1887-1889, 1 volume

3. Constitution and minutes of meetings, Philalethic Society of St. Francis Institute, 1887-1891, 1 volume

f. Financial records, 1868-1892, .2 cubic foot:

1. Cash book, St. Francis Institute, 1882-1891, 1 volume

2. Ledgers, St. Francis Institute, 1870-1887, 2 volumes

3. Receipts and cancelled notes, 1868-1892, 1 folder

g. Deeds and other documents relating to land transactions, 1868-1891, 38 items

h. "Maps, Surveys, Plats," 1871, 1877, 1881, undated, 9 items

i. "Historical Accounts," 1870, 1872-1874, 1889, undated, 1 folder: includes a “Guide for Missionaries,” by Rev. Paul Ponziglione, S.J., 1874; and a record of missionary stations and churches among the Osage Indians from 1847-1870 by Rev. Paul Ponziglione, S.J.

7. "Rocky Mountain Missions," 1850-1941, undated, 2 folders:

a. Correspondence, 1850, 1865, 1870-1871, 1907, 1914, undated, 12 letters: major correspondent is Rev. Francis X. Kuppens, S.J.

b. Historical notes and publications, 1865, 1888, 1906, 1925, 1930, 1941, 1 folder

8. "St. Francis Mission, South Dakota," 1884-1949, undated, 3 folders:

a. Correspondence, 1912, 1 letter

b. "Historia Domus, Litterae Annuae," 1884-1896, 1898-1906, 1913-1916, 1942- 1945, 1 folder: in Latin

c. Sioux Chieftain, 1934-1936, 1949: School publication

d. Pamphlets and articles on Camp De Smet, 1920s-1930s, 1 folder

e. Photographs, 1896, 1912-1913, 1916-1917, 1920, 1923, 1926-1929, 19311934, 1936, 1945, undated, 102 photos

9. "St. Mary Mission, Kansas," 1832-1925, undated, 3.1 cubic feet:

a. Correspondence, 1852, 1857-1858, 1862, 1864, 1866, 1869-1870, undated, 23 letters: major correspondents include Rev. John Schultz, Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., and Rev. John B. Druyts, S.J.

b. "Historia Domus, Litterae Annuae, Status Temporalis, and Fructus Ministerii," 1850, 1862-1871, 1877-1910, 1 folder: in Latin

c. Diaries and histories, 1838-1925, undated, 1 cubic foot:

1. Diary of Rev. Christian Hoecken, S.J., 1838, 1848-1850, 1 volume: translated and annotated by Rev. J.J. O'Meara

2. Diary of Rev. Maurice Gailland, S.J., 1850-1871, 1 volume: translated and annotated by Rev. J.J. O'Meara, S.J.

3. Diary, 1848-1849, 1877-1887, 1 volume: created by Rev. Maurice Gailland, S.J. and others

4. "House Diary," 1854-1862, 1 volume

5. "History of Immaculate Conception Church," by Rev. Christian Hoecken, S.J., 1838, 1 volume: translated and annotated by Rev. J.J. O'Meara, S.J.

6. "History of St. Mary's Mission among the Potawatomi," by Rev. Maurice Gailland, S.J., 1853, 69 pages: in Latin and English

7. "History of St. Mary's Mission among the Potawatomi, 1860-1865," undated, 12 pages: author unidentified; in Latin

8. "St. Mary's Potawatomi Mission at Sugar Creek and on the Kaw River, Kansas," by Rev. Francis X. Kuppens, S.J., ca. 1865, 27 pages

9. "St. Mary's Potawatomi Missions at Sugar Creek and at St. Marys on the Kansas River, Kansas," by Rev. Francis X. Kuppens, S.J., undated, 38 pages: in English

10. "Father Kuppen's sketch of Catholic religion in Kansas earliest days," undated, 33 pages

11. "The Jesuits in the Kaw Valley: An Account of the Missionary and Educational Work of the Jesuits of St. Marys, Kansas," by Rev. John F. O'Connor, 1925, 727 typed pages

d. Osage and Potawatomi Indian language records, 1844-1866, undated, 1 cubic foot: includes most prominently:

1."A Complete English-Potawatomi Dictionary," undated, 433 pages: by Rev. Maurice Gailland, S.J.; also includes the language notes and notebooks Rev. Gailland generated in creating the dictionary

2. "Grammar of the Potawatomi Language," by Rev. Maurice Gailland, S.J., undated, 2 volumes

3. Potawatomi prayer books, 1844, 1846, 1866, 3 volumes: created by Rev. Maurice Gailland and Rev. Christian Hoecken, S.J.

4. Potawatomi catechisms, 1847, 1848, undated, 3 volumes: by Rev. Christian Hoecken, S.J.

5. "Osage-English Dictionary," by Rev. John Schoenmakers, S.J., undated, 100 pages

e. Sacramental records, 1832-1887, .75 cubic foot:

1. "Rev. Charles F. Van Quickenborne's Register," 1832-1834, 1 volume: baptisms and marriages"Westport Register," 1839-1845, 1 volume: baptisms and marriages

2. "Kickapoo and Council Bluffs Register," 1835-1839, 39 pages: baptisms and marriages

3. Marriages, 1836-1882, 1 volume: various places, including St. Marys, Kansas; Montana; and the Dakotas

4. Sugar Creek and St. Mary Missions, 1838-1887, 9 volumes

f. School records, 1858-1894, 3 volumes: register of students

g. Deeds, 1862-1863, 1870, 1 folder

10. "St. Stephen Mission, Wyoming," 1885-1973, undated, .75 cubic foot:

a. Correspondence, 1885-1891, 1925, 1928, 1930-1973, .7 cubic foot: major correspondents include Rev. Paul M. Ponziglione, S.J., Rev. Francis X. Kuppens, S.J., Rev. A.J. Keel, S.J., Rev. George Pendergast, S.J., Rev. John P. Flannigan, S.J., Rev. Earl J. Kurth, S.J., Rev. Lewis B. O'Neil, S.J., Rev. Albert Zuercher, S.J., Rev. Joseph Zuercher, S.J., Provincial Rev. John P. Frieden, S.J., Provincial Rev. Peter Brooks, S.J., Provincial Rev. Linus Thro, S.J., and Provincial Rev. Gerald R. Sheahan, S.J.

b. Microfilm, [1886-1988], undated, 10 reels: by Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; see entry Marquette University. Archives and Special Collections (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) for further information

c. Photographs, 1927, 1937-1938, 1940, 1942, undated, 57 prints

B. "Individual Jesuits," 1823-ca.1922, undated; .7 cubic foot; arranged alphabetically by surname.

1."Duerinck, J.B., S.J.," 1854, 1 letter: from St. Mary Mission, Kansas

2."Digmann, Florentine, S.J.," ca.1922, 400 pages: autobiography beginning with his birth in 1846 and “History of St. Francis Mission,” Rosebud Reservation

3. "Gailland, Maurice, S.J.," 1850-1851, 1858, 1863, 1870, 1872-1873, 9 letters: from St. Mary Mission, Kansas; 4 letters to Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J.

4. "Hoecken, Christian, S.J.," 1842, 1851, 2 letters

5. "Kuppens, F.X., S.J.," 1890, 6 letters: from St. Stephen Mission, Wyoming

6. "Ponziglione, Paul, S.J.," 1847-1900, undated, .5 cubic foot:

a. Correspondence, 1848-1851, 1854, 1857-1858, 1860, 1863, 1865, 1872, 1886, 1888, 1891-1892, 1894, 1 folder: from Osage Mission, Kansas, and St. Stephen Mission, Wyoming

b. Diary, 1892-1900, 1 notebook

c. Autobiography, 1870s, 2 notebooks: cover period from 1847-1877

d. Sermon notes and religious exercises, undated, 7 notebooks

e. Historical notes and biographical sketches, 1847-1860, 1871, 1896, undated, 2 folders: includes biographical sketches of Pere Jacques Marquette, S.J. and Rev. Charles F. Van Quickenborne, S.J. and Rev. Christian Hoecken, S.J.

7. "Schoenmakers, John, S.J.," 1865, 1 letter to Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J.

8. "Van Quickenborne, Charles, S.J.," 1823-1837, undated, 2 folders:

a. Correspondence, 1823-1824, 1831, 1836, 6 letters

b. Biographical sketches of Rev. Van Quickenborne, S.J. by Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., undated, 14 pages and by Rev. Peter Verhaegen, S.J., 1837

9. "Verhaegen, Peter," 1837-1838, 1841, 1847, 1849, 1861, 1 folder of correspondence

10. "Verreydt, Felix, S.J.," Memoirs, undated, 300 pages: discusses the Kickapoo Mission, St. Joseph Mission, Council Bluffs, and the Sugar Creek Mission

C. "De Smetiana," 1821-1923, undated; 5 cubic feet; all correspondence is indexed chronologically and alphabetically by author or recipient of the letter.

1. "Letters (loose) received by Father De Smet, S.J.," 1833-1873, .5 cubic foot.

2. "Bound volume of letters received chiefly by Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., marked on back Missionary Letters," 1841-1860, 276 pages

3. "Volume: of letters stamped on back 'Litterae Patentes and S.J.,' being chiefly official documents from civil and ecclesiastical authorities," 1833-1859, 100 pages

4. "Letters (loose) written by Father De Smet, S.J., arranged in folders according to date," 1834-1872, 1 folder

5. "Bound volumes of historical sketches, maps, pictures, and handwritten copies of letters," 1821-1872, 9 volumes

6. "Bound letterpress volumes containing copies of Father De Smet's (and of some others') letters," 1850-1873, 16 volumes

7. "Historical sketches by Father De Smet, S.J.," 1821-1854, 1868, 6 items

8. "Other unbound Mss. of Father De Smet, S.J.," 1832-1872, undated, 8 items

9. "Biographical data concerning Father De Smet, S.J.," 1872-1873, 1878, 1887, 1898, 1902, 1914, undated, 12 folders

10. "Pictures of Father De Smet, S.J.," 1840-1870, 1 folder

11. "Pictures of places and scenes associated with Father De Smet, S.J.; printed maps of his travels," 1850-1920, 1 folder

12. "Flat objects and pictures of things that belonged to or were in some way associated with Father De Smet, S.J.," 1860-1923, 1 cubic foot

 

/3 New York Province Archives

Inclusive dates: 1820s-2014

Volume: Unknown 

Description: Unknown; believed to include records pertaining to the following missions and parishes with Native American parishioners:

A. Kansas, Kickapoo Mission and School, correspondence, 1823-1840; several letters

B. Missouri, Florissant; correspondence, 19th century, several letters

C. New York, Hogansburg/ St. Regis, St. Regis Mission, 1940s-2000s

D. New York, New York City, Manhattan, St. Aloysius Church, 1990s-2010s

E. New York, New York City, Manhattan, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1990s-2010s

 

/4 Wisconsin Province Archives

Description: Holdings unknown; includes records on individual Jesuits who served in these missions and ministries among Native Americans:

A. Holy Rosary Mission/Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

B. St. Francis Mission, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota;

C. St. Isaac Jogues Church and Mother Butler Center, Rapid City, South Dakota

D. St. Stephen’s Mission, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

E. Sioux Spiritual Center, Plainview, South Dakota

 

/5 General: Woodstock Letters

Inclusive dates: 1872-1969

Volume: Occasional letters about Native Americans and Jesuit missionaries among them within 99 volumes (items)

Description: Letters to/from Jesuits in the U.S. and Canada and elsewhere, http://jesuitarchives.omeka.net/collections/show/8

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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