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Narrative: Native America Collections

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AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONS CURRICULA COLLECTION, 2000, 0.15 foot (unprocessed).

Photographs, video recordings, and a retired website from the America's First Nations Summer Institute for K-12 social studies teachers, which Marquette University hosted with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This collection pertains to K-12 curricula for Native American history in the United States since ancient times.
[Connect to America's First Nations Curricula Inventory]

ANDREWS, FRANK, MUSIC COLLECTION, 1956-1972, undated, 0.8 foot.

Recordings of American Indian songs of the powwow genre, most of which used the Dakota-Lakota language and were recorded in Montana, Oklahoma, and South Dakota at festivals or in private homes.
[Connect to Frank Andrews Inventory]

ARCHAMBAULT, MARIE THERESE, O.S.F., PAPERS, 1937-2008, undated, 0.4 foot.

Papers of a Hunkpapa Lakota teacher-scholar and Sister of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity who was best known for reflections on the Oglala Lakota holy man, Black Elk, 1863-1950 (Nicholas W. Black Elk, Sr., 1866-1950).
[Connect to Marie Therese Archambault Inventory]

ASSOCIATION OF NATIVE RELIGIOUS AND CLERGY RECORDS, 1957-1996, undated [1970s-1990s], 0.2 foot

Primarily photography of ANRC annual retreats, a statement from the 1992 Tekakwitha Conference (Orono, Maine), and notes from an interview of Father Georges P. Mathieu (Potawatomi).
[Connect to Association of Native Religious and Clergy Inventory]

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BELLEAU, JULIUS M., COLLECTION, 1815-1925, undated, 0.1 foot [3 reels microfilm].

Records pertaining to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and School, Pembina, North Dakota, and Catholic evangelization among Métis and Ojibwa Indians in adjacent  Manitoba, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
[Connect to Julius Belleau Inventory]

BIRTHING PROJECT ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION, 1990-1997, 1.3 feet.

Includes interviews on birthing practices from four Siksika Indian women in Montana.

BLACK AND INDIAN MISSION COLLECTION RECORDS (Catholic Church. Commission for Catholic Missions among the Colored People and the Indians)

The Black and Indian Mission Collection (formally, The Commission for Catholic Missions among the Colored People and the Indians, 1884-) supports Catholic evangelization among African Americans and Native American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the United States and dependent territories through advocacy for and financial support of the Catholic missions, schools, and parishes, which serve them.  This is accomplished through the collection and redistribution of funds through the Catholic dioceses in the United States and dependencies, plus adjacent countries ecclesiastically subject to and/or supported by the Catholic Church in the United States (e.g. Bahamas, Haiti, Philippines, U.S. Virgin Islands).  The records include correspondence, reports, publications, audio and video recordings, photography, and websites. The Collection is one of three affiliated agencies of the Black and Indian Mission Office (Washington, D.C.) with its records comprising a record group within the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records after oldest of the three agencies that accumulated the bulk of the records.
[Connect to Black and Indian Mission Collection Inventory]

BLACK ELK, NICHOLAS COLLECTION, 1885-2016, .2 GB

Materials about the holy life and legacy of Black Elk, 1863-1950 (Nicholas W. Black Elk, Sr., 1866-1950), an Oglala Lakota catechist and medicine man from the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. In May 2016, Black Elk's grandchildren submitted a petition to the Bishop of Rapid City requesting the start of his canonization cause, and in August 2016, the U.S. Board of Geographic Names named the highest point in the Black Hills, Black Elk Peak.

[Connect to Black Elk Inventory]

BLACKFOOT RESEARCH PROJECT COLLECTION, 1939-1958, 0.2 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Interview transcripts of Siksika Indians regarding their historic life in Montana; from the fieldwork of Susan Dietrich and Oscar Lewis.
[Connect to Blackfoot Research Project Inventory]

BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS RECORDS, 1848-, undated, 609.8 feet + 64.7 GB [421 reels microfilm] (25.1 feet unprocessed).

The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (formerly, The Office of Catholic Commissioner for Indian Missions, 1874-) supports Catholic evangelization among Native American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the United States and dependent territories through advocacy for and financial support of Native American Catholic missions, schools, and parishes in need.  The records include correspondence, reports, publications, audio and video recordings, photography, government documents, and websites.  The collection also includes the records of two other affiliated agencies, and with the BCIM, they are known collectively as the Black and Indian Mission Office (Washington, D.C.). However, since the BCIM accumulated the bulk of the records, its name designates the overall collection.
[Connect to Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Inventory]

BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS

See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions.

A collection of selected digital images of Native Americans and associated Catholic missionaries from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, the Sacred Heart Province Franciscan Records, and the Walter Bernard “Ben” Hunt Collection.
[Connect to Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection]

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CHIAPAS (MEXICO) AND CENTRAL AMERICA COLLECTION, 1980s-, bulk 1980s-2000s, 7.0 feet + 15.5 GB (unprocessed).

Photography and papers of Richard G. Flamer regarding the life of the poor and refuges in Chiapas, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, which includes Maya Indians, 1980s-2000s. Also documented is the development of a Catholic Worker farm in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
[Connect to Chiapas and Central America Inventory]

CONCEPTION ABBEY RECORDS, 1876-1980, 0.1 foot [3 reels microfilm].

Benedictine mission and school records regarding evangelization of Arikara, Hidatsa, Mandan, Hunkpapa, Santee, and Sisseton-Wahpeton Indians in North and South Dakota.
[Connect to Conception Abbey Inventory]

CONGREGATION OF THE GREAT SPIRIT RECORDS, 1980s-, 3.3 feet (3.0 feet unprocessed).

Records of an inter-tribal American Indian parish (established 1989) of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Siggenauk Interfaith Spiritual Center, an urban spiritual outreach and social welfare agency based at the parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
[Connect to Congregation of the Great Spirit Inventory]

CONRAD N. HILTON FUND FOR SISTERS RECORDS, 1986-, 187.0 feet (153 feet unprocessed).

Records of humanitarian projects throughout the world, which were administered by Catholic religious sisters and funded by the Hilton Fund for Sisters (1986-). Most projects sought to alleviate critical community needs in education, health care, clean water, and economic or energy development, whereas others targeted the internal needs of congregations of Catholic women religious, especially those in former Communist countries. Several projects in the United States, and elsewhere in North and South America, targeted needs among indigenous Native American, African American, and other minority populations.
[Connect to Hilton Fund for Sisters Inventory]

COOK, JOSEPH W., COLLECTION, 0.1 foot [2 reels microfilm].

Yankton Indian kinship and Dakota language.

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DIETRICH, SUSAN, PAPERS

See-- Blackfoot Research Project Collection.
[Connect to Susan Dietrich Inventory]

DIOCESE OF HELENA RECORDS, 1855-2003, 0.1 foot [3 reels microfilm].

Sacramental records of Siksika Indians in Montana. This collection is restricted.

DIOCESE OF SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS RECORDS, 1580-1716, 1981-1992, undated, 0.5 foot + 11.6 GB [400 35mm slides].

Spanish language correspondence and reports regarding Dominican and Franciscan evangelization of Maya and Zoque Indians in Chiapas and Jesuit evangelization of Tarahumara Indians in Nueva Vizcaya (Chihuahua and Durango), Mexico amid Spanish government colonization of the region.
[Connect to Diocese of San Cristobal Inventory]

DOLL, DON, S.J., COLLECTION, 1977-2015, undated, 3.9 feet + .9 GB (0.8 cubic foot unprocessed).

Photography of Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc, Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton, and Yankton Indians in South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota and Winnebago (Ho Chunk) Indians in Nebraska for school calendars and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation.
[Connect to Don Doll, S.J., Inventory]

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EISENMAN FAMILY PAPAERS, 1906-1973, undated, 1.4 feet.

Correspondence of Elizabeth Mary Hulsman Eisenman (1868-1959) and sons Father Omer H. Eisenman (1889-1980), Father Sylvester Eisenman (1891-1948), O.S.B., Leonard John Eisenman (1893-1947), and Father Edward L. Eisenman (1895-1966) for My Dear Sons.  Father Sylvester developed St. Paul's Mission on the Yankton Reservation, Marty, South Dakota.
[Connect to Eisenman Family Inventory]

EPISCOPAL CHURCH, DIOCESE OF SOUTH DAKOTA ARCHIVES, 1879-1908, 0.1 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Four registers of sacraments performed by Episcopal Church clergy among Oglala Indians on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
[Connect to Episcopal Church, Diocese of South Dakota Inventory]

EWENS, MARY, O.P., RESEARCH COLLECTION, 1882-2014, 2.1 feet (2.1 unprocessed).

Primarily notes, facsimile papers, and interviews regarding communities of native religious sisters: the Congregation of the American Sisters (Dakota-Lakota) in Dakota Territory and Cuba; Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (Dakota-Ojibwa) in South Dakota; and Sisters of Our Lady the Snows (Yupik Eskimo), a series of three communities in Alaska. Restrictions apply to interview recordings.
[Connect to Mary Ewens Inventory]

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FALLA-SÁNCHEZ, RICARDO, S.J., PAPERS, 1937-2005, undated, 0.7 foot [6 reels microfilm] (0.4 foot unprocessed).

Primarily notes, manuscripts, and interviews in Spanish and Quiché about Quiché Indians in Guatemala during a government-sponsored reign of genocide. The author used these papers for his Ph.D. dissertation and published writings.
[Connect to Ricardo Falla-Sánchez, S.J., Inventory]

FLUSCHE, DELLA M., PAPERS, 0.4 foot (unprocessed).

Spanish language notes and transcripts regarding 17-18th century Jesuit missions and Spanish colonial government among native peoples in Chile. The author used these papers for her published writings.

FOLEY, THOMAS W., RESEARCH COLLECTION, 1863-2012, undated, 2.0 feet.

Primarily correspondence with facsimiles and diaries regarding Father Francis M. Craft (1852-1920), a mixed-descent Mohawk Indian, and the Congregation of American Sisters he founded. The American Sisters were a Catholic religious community of Dakota-Lakota Indians, who served as missionaries, pastoral ministers, and nurses among the Arikara, Mandan, Gros Ventre, and Dakota-Lakota Indians in North and South Dakota. Later, four members and Fr. Craft served as nurses and administered a hospital for U.S. Armed Forces in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
[Connect to Thomas Foley Inventory]

FOX, NOEL P., PAPERS, 1924-1982, 7.5 feet.

Case files, correspondence, clippings, and reports of Noel P. Fox, a U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Michigan, 1962-1979. Most notable is a federal court case regarding the fishing rights of Ojibwa and Ottawa Indians.
[Connect to Noel Fox Inventory]

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HAMILTON, RAPHAEL N., S.J., PAPERS, 1912-1973, 2.6 feet.

Includes research and writings about Père Jacques Marquette, S.J., a 17th century explorer-evangelist among Native American peoples in the Great Lakes-Mississippi River basins.
[Connect to Raphael Hamilton, S.J., Inventory]

HOLY ROSARY MISSION -- RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL RECORDS, 1868-, undated, 162.4 feet + 47.8 GB [40 reels microfilm] (92.3 feet unprocessed).

Records pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Oglala) Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota regarding evangelization and pastoral activities by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. Also included are some materials pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Brulé) Indians on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and events there by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity.  Notable persons include Chief [Peter] Red Cloud, Holy Man [Nicholas William] Black Elk, Rev. Eugene Buechel, S.J., and Rev. Joseph A. Zimmerman, S.J.
[Connect to Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School Inventory]

HOLY ROSARY MISSION -- RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL

See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School Digital Image Collection. A collection of selected digital images from the Holy Rosary Mission -- Red Cloud Indian School Records.
[Connect to Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School Digital Image Collection]

HONOR OUR NEIGHBORS' ORIGINS AND RIGHTS RECORDS, 1990-2006, undated, 0.5 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Board minutes, HONOR Digest [newsletter], and other records of a Wisconsin-based independent advocacy organization for treaty rights and justice issues affecting American Indians.
[Connect to Honor Our Neighbors' Origins and Rights Inventory]

HUNT, WALTER BERNARD "BEN," COLLECTION, 1924-1947, undated, 0.2 foot + .2 GB.

Photography (a de-constructed album mostly by Hunt) with images of holy man, Black Elk, 1863-1950 (Nicholas W. Black Elk, Sr., 1866-1950), and other Oglala Indians in South Dakota, Ojibwa Indians and birch-bark canoe-building in Wisconsin, and Hunt and wood-crafted figurines by him.
[Connect to Ben Hunt Inventory]

See also -- Marquette Archives e-Archives A-Z Collections List > Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. Includes selected images from the Walter Bernard "Ben" Hunt collection.
[Connect to Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection]

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INCULTURATION TASK FORCES RECORDS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON NATIVE AMERICANS, 1993-2003, undated, 1.0 foot.

Interviews, notes, and reports regarding Dakota-Lakota and Tohono O’odham Catholic liturgical inculturation in the Rapid City (South Dakota) and Tucson (Arizona) dioceses with reports of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Native American Catholics. These meetings were preceded by the Medicine Men and Clergy Dialogue at St. Francis Mission, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, 1973-1978.
[Connect to Inculturation Task Forces Inventory]

THE INDIAN SENTINEL DIGITAL PERIODICAL COLLECTION

See also -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > The Indian Sentinel. Features the illustrated English edition (1902-1962) with full-text searchable capability; German edition (1902-1917) not included.
[Connect to The Indian Sentinel Digital Magazine Collection]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives A-Z Collections List > In the Spotlight.

December 2008 issue - Exploration & Discovery Stamps. Includes U.S. postage stamps of Jacques Marquette, S.J., with Native Americans.

January 2009 issue - Catholic Ladder Pictorial Catechisms. Features Catholic and Russian Orthodox pictorial catechisms and images pertaining to their use in Native North American evangelization.

March 2010 issue - Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School 1000th image. Highlights the expansion of this digital collection.
[Connect to In the Spotlight Digital Collection]

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JANDA, JAMES, PAPERS, undated, 0.6 foot (0.6 foot unprocessed).

Primarily poetry, plays, and children's stories; of special note is "The Hanbelachia Collection," which pertains to Dakota-Lakota Indians and Jesuit evangelization in South Dakota.  This collection is closed.

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KATERI TEKAKWITHA PROJECT ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION, 1989-2012, 2.2 feet + .7 GB.

Recordings, transcripts, photography, and notes regarding religious prayer and devotion to St. Kateri Tekakwitha (Algonquin - Mohawk), then a sainthood candidate, by Dakota-Lakota Jemez, Laguna, Navajo, Pima, Tohono O'odham, Menominee, Ottawa, and Winnebago [Ho Chunk] Indians in South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington State and Wisconsin.
[Connect to Kateri Tekakwitha Project Inventory]

KISEMANITO CENTRE COLLECTION, 1981-1986, undated, 4.6 feet (1.2 feet unprocessed).

Recordings produced at Native ministry seminars and public celebrations in western Canada. The seminars include notable U.S. and Canadian speakers.

LEWIS, OSCAR, PAPERS

See -- Blackfoot Research Project Collection.
[Connect to Oscar Lewis Inventory]

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McGILLYCUDDY, VALENTINE T., PAPERS, 1867-1940, 0.1 foot [45 microfiche].

Correspondence and other papers on microfiche regarding Dr. Valentine Trant McGillycuddy, a physician, cartographer, and Pine Ridge (Red Cloud) U.S. Indian Agent to the Oglala Indians in South Dakota.

MARQUETTE, PČRE JACQUES, COLLECTION

See -- University Archives -- D2 Jesuit Community Records and Pčre Marquette Collection.

MARQUETTE LEAGUE FOR CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS RECORDS, 1901-1991, 0.3 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Primarily minutes of the board of directors and The Calumet [newsletter], 1913-1958, of a U.S. lay fund-raising organization for Catholic schools serving Native American students.
[Connect to Marquette League Inventory]

MORGAN, THOMAS J., PAPERS, 1889-1893, 0.6 foot.

Facsimiles of letter books compiled by Thomas Jefferson Morgan as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, which pertain to his administration of the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, American Indian assimilation and education and conflicts with the Catholic Church.

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NORTH AMERICAN FRENCH REGIME COLLECTION, 1593-1977, undated, 0.9 foot [29 reels microfilm].

Microfilmed records authored by French Government and Jesuit explorers and evangelizers in the Great Lakes, Mississippi, and St. Lawrence regions. Related research notes by Rev. Raphael N. Hamilton, S.J. are also included.
[Connect to North American French Regime Inventory]

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OSAGE MISSION RECORDS, 1847-1881, 0.4 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Records authored by Jesuits at the Osage Mission and the Osage Manual Labor School for Osage Indian students in Kansas.
[Connect to Osage Mission Inventory]

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PEÑA CALAC, JULIANA,PAPERS, 1887-1960, 0.2 foot.

Papers authored and collected by Juliana Pena Calac regarding her schooling and family life and that of her siblings; U.S. military service by Cupeño Indians; and her work on U.S. Government acknowledgement and economic justice concerns of Cupeño Indians of Pala, California.
[Connect to Juliana Peña Calac Inventory]

PROYECTO PASTORAL MAYA = MAYA PASTORAL PROJECT RECORDS, 1992-2005, undated, 0.6 foot. (0.5 foot unprocessed).

Records of a national pastoral ministry by and about the Mayas in the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Catholic Conference.
[Connect to Proyecto Pastoral Maya Inventory]

PRUCHA, FRANCIS PAUL, S.J., PAPERS, 1927-[ongoing], 23.8 feet.

Papers regarding United States Government – Native American tribal relationships by a Marquette University history professor. The papers include correspondence, subject and research project files, teaching notes, lectures, and photographic prints of Indian peace medals.
[Connect to Francis Paul Prucha, S.J., Inventory]

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RADIN, PAUL, PAPERS, 1727-2003, undated, 13.1 feet + .9 GB (4.3 feet unprocessed).

Published writings, manuscript drafts and notes, and facsimile correspondence from other repositories comprise the bulk of these anthropological papers on orality and religious beliefs in ethnic groups from North America, Africa, and the East Indies. Most notable was his research among African Americans and the Winnebago [Ho Chunk] Indians, which include oral histories. Also included is Radin's file compiled by the FBI.
[Connect to Paul Radin Inventory]

RAPID CITY (SOUTH DAKOTA) JOURNAL NATIVE AMERICAN REFERENCE FILE, 1891, 1939-1941, 1946, 1955-1984, undated, 0.1 foot [72 microfiche].

Clippings with biographical and historical notes on Dakota-Lakota Indians and associates, on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Cheyenne River Indian reservations and in Rapid City. Major topics include the American Indian Movement and Black Hills claims against the U.S. Government.
[Connect to Rapid City Journal Native American Reference Inventory]

RAY, HERMAN D., COLLECTION, 2011-[ongoing]. 0.3 foot + 293 GB.

Digital still photography, sound recordings, notes, and ephemera pertaining primarily to Native American Catholic events in the United States and Europe. Most notable are the Tekakwitha Conference, 2011-ongoing; the U.S. pilgrimage to the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Vatican City/ Rome and Washington, D.C., 2012-2013; celebrations and dedications honoring Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, 2011-ongoing; the opening of the canonization cause of the La Florida Martyrs, Tallahassee, 2015; a national Pro-Life rally, Washington, D.C., 2013; and and the World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia, 2015.
[Connect to Herman Ray Inventory]

RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL RECORDS

See -- Marquette Archives > e-Archives (Digital Collections) > Native Collections > Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School Records.
[Connect to Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud School Inventory]

REUSS, HENRY S., MENOMINEE INDIAN RECORDS, 1952-1979, 1.6 feet.

Records comprised of correspondence, publications, and photography regarding the termination and restoration of the government-to-government relationship between the Menominee Nation and the United States. Also included are records regarding Menominee Indian welfare and the designation of the Wolf River as a National Scenic River.
[Connect to Henry Reuss Menominee Inventory]

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SACRED HEART PROVINCE FRANCISCAN RECORDS, 1829-1981, 4.8 feet + .6 GB [43 reels microfilm].

Franciscan records regarding Menominee, Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Pima Indians and evangelization by Franciscans, and religious sisters in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona.
[Connect to Sacred Heart Franciscan Inventory]

See also -- Marquette Archives > eArchives (Digital Collections) > Native Collections > Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. The online Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Collection also includes selected images from the Sacred Heart Province Franciscan Records.
[Connect to Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection]

ST. FRANCIS MISSION RECORDS, 1878-, undated, 48.1 feet + 181.0 GB [22 reels microfilm] (20.2 feet unprocessed).

Records pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Brulé) Indians on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota regarding evangelization and pastoral activities by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity.   Of special note is the Medicine Men and Clergy Dialogue, 1973-1978, which was succeeded by the Inculturation Task Force of the Diocese of Rapid City under the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Also included are some materials pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Oglala) Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation and events there by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. Notable persons include Holy Man, Black Elk, 1863-1950 (Nicholas W. Black Elk, Sr., 1866-1950), Father Eugene Buechel, S.J., and Father Joseph A. Zimmerman, S.J.
[Connect to St. Francis Mission Inventory]

ST. FRANCIS MISSION

See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > St. Francis Mission. A collection of selected digital images from the St. Francis Mission Records.
[Connect to St. Francis Mission Digital Image Collection]

ST. ISAAC JOGUES CHURCH RECORDS, 1983-1994, 2008, 0.3 foot (0.3 unprocessed).

Records from an inter-tribal American Indian parish administered by Jesuits in Rapid City, South Dakota. The principal tribes and reservations represented are Brulé, Rosebud; Hunkpapa, Standing Rock; Oglala, Pine Ridge; and Sans Arc, Cheyenne River.
[Connect to St. Isaac Jogues Church Inventory]

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST -- SANTA BARBARA PROVINCES FRANCISCAN RECORDS, 1873-1965, undated, 0.2 foot + .4 GB [7 reels microfilm].

Correspondence, photography, and a periodical from the Franciscans of St. John the Baptist (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California) provinces regarding missions and schools among the Apache, Navajo, Pima, Tohono O'Odham, and Yaqui Indians in Arizona and New Mexico.
[Connect to St. John the Baptist - Santa Barbara Franciscan Inventory]

ST. JOSEPH'S INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION, 1991-1995, undated, 0.5 feet + 6.6 GB.

Interviews by past students (Menominee and Potawatomi Indians) and teachers (Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet) regarding school life at St. Joseph's School on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin.
[Connect to St. Joseph's School Oral History Inventory]

ST. MARY'S MISSION RECORDS, 1851-1871, 0.03 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Baptismal records from the Jesuit administered mission and school for Potawatomi Indians in Kansas.
[Connect to St. Mary's Mission Inventory]

ST. PAUL'S MISSION COLLECTION, 1867-2008, 3.9 foot (3.0 feet unprocessed).

Primarily photographs, the Little Bronzed Angel, [newsletter], and other publications pertaining to Yankton Indians, Benedictines, and Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on the Yankton Reservation, Marty, South Dakota.
[Connect to St. Paul's Mission Inventory]

ST. STEPHEN'S MISSION RECORDS, 1865, 1886-, undated, 7.8 feet [10 reels microfilm] (3.2 feet unprocessed).

Records pertaining to Arapaho and Shoshoni Indians on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and evangelization by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
[Connect to St. Stephen's Mission Inventory]

SCHEUERMAN, ANNE M., COLLECTION, 1935-2013, undated, 6.2 feet.

Primarily still photography at Catholic Church events in Canada, the United States, and the Vatican/ Rome, most of which relate to Native North Americans. Most notable are the Eucharistic Congresses (Philadelphia, 1976, Québec, 2008); Tekakwitha Conference meetings, 1979-2012; visits to United States and Canada by Popes John Paul II, 1979-2002, and Benedict XVI, 2008; the beatifications/ canonizations and related events honoring Kateri Tekakwitha, 1971-2013, St. Rose Philippe Duchesne, 1988, and Katharine Drexel, 1988; the ordinations of Bishops Donald E. Pelotte, S.S.S. (Abenaki), and Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (Potawatomi), 1986, 1988; and World Youth Day, Denver, 1993, and Toronto, 2002.  Also included are reformatted lecture slides from Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J., on Jesuit martyrs, undated (ca. 1925), and Kateri Tekakwitha, 1935.
[Connect to Anne Scheuerman Inventory]

SIGGENAUK CENTER RECORDS, 1974-2005, undated, 3.4 feet (.6 foot unprocessed).

Records of an intertribal Archdiocese of Milwaukee outreach ministry in Milwaukee succeeded by Congregation of the Great Spirit.  Included are oral presentations by Sister Genevieve Cuny (Oglala), O.S.F., regarding her life as a native religious sister, and Sister Kateri Mitchell (Mohawk), S.S.A., regarding her devotion to now St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
[Connect to Siggenauk Center Inventory]

SIOUX SPIRITUAL CENTER RECORDS, 1972-, undated (5.0 feet unprocessed).

Primarily photography and minutes, printed materials, and video recordings pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc) and other Indian Catholics and their activities of the Sioux Spiritual Center, Plainview, South Dakota. In 1978, Jesuits, under the auspices of the Diocese of Rapid City, established and have administered the center, which supports permanent diaconate (established 1973) and lay ministry formation in the diocese and beyond.
[Connect to Sioux Spiritual Center Inventory

SISTER RELATIONSHIP PROGRAMS INDIGENOUS MISSION RECORDS, 1960-2000, 3.2 feet (1.3 feet unprocessed).

Primarily photography, video recordings, and publications pertaining to Maya people and relationships of U.S. church groups in Wisconsin and Oklahoma with the Catholic Church in Chiapas, Mexico, and Guatemala.
[Connect to Sister Relationship Programs Inventory]

SISTERS OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT RECORDS, 0.1 foot [2 reels microfilm].

Records of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People.

SOARING EAGLE-REVEREND EMMETT HOFFMANN HERITAGE PROJECT COLLECTION, 1933-, undated, 7.5 feet + 57.3 GB.

Recordings of oral histories in Cheyenne and meetings in English with select transcripts in English plus motion pictures, and publications regarding Cheyenne Indian life, history, and culture in Montana, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. Some restrictions apply.
[Connect to Soaring Eagle - Reverend Emmett Hoffmann Inventory]

SUTTON, LEE WHITEHORSE, COLLECTION, 1962-1964, undated, 1.4 feet (1.0 foot unprocessed).

Songs in native languages sung by Sutton with commentaries in English. Most songs originated among tribes in North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
[Connect to Lee Whitehorse Sutton Inventory]

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TEKAKWITHA CONFERENCE RECORDS, 1939-, undated, 14.4 feet + 226.0 GB [2 reels microfilm] (3.3 feet unprocessed).

Materials, including photography and video recordings, from annual meetings, native ministry training, and related religious events, including Cross and Feathers [newsletter; title varies]. Special events included visits by Pope John Paul II, 1979, and Vatican officials, 1982, 1985, 1989; the beatification/ canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, 1980, 2012-2013; pilgrimages to the principal homeland shrines of Saint Kateri, 1985, 2012; participation in the World Day of Prayer for Peace, 1986; and the ordinations of Bishops Donald E. Pelotte, S.S.S. (Abenaki), 1986, and Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (Potawatomi), 1988.
[Connect to Tekakwitha Conference Inventory]

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WPA INDIAN RESEARCH PROJECT COLLECTION, 1936-1940, 0.1 foot [2 reels microfilm].

Recollections compiled by a Wisconsin mission school of 19th century Ojibwa Indian history and culture on the Bad River Reservation. Included is the origin of the Dream Dance (Big Drum) religion.

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YSLETA DEL SUR PUEBLO ARCHIVES, 1794-1985?, 0.6 foot [18 reels microfilm + 80 aperture cards].

Microfilmed and published records regarding Tiwa and Apache Indians in Texas. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, whose population is predominantly Catholic, compiled these records as part of its successful effort to achieve acknowledgement by the United States Government.
[Connect to Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Inventory]

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