GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
State Historical Society of Missouri. St. Louis Research Center
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
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Access: No restrictions
Copying facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1834-1878, undated
Volume: .2 cubic foot
Description: 7 collections:
/1 "Benton Papers, Thomas H."
Inclusive dates: 1851-1852
Volume: 16 letters
Description: Correspondence (mostly copies) to/from Rev. Pierre- Jean de Smet, S.J.; from the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
/2 "De Smet Papers, Reverend Peter”
Inclusive dates: 1847-1873, undated
Volume: .1 cubic foot
Description: Papers of Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J.
1. Correspondence (copies), 1847-1873, 23 letters: incoming and outgoing; from the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, St. Louis, Missouri
2. Maps (copies) of the West drawn by Rev. De Smet, undated, 3 maps: from the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, St. Louis, Missouri
3. List of Indians baptized by Rev. De Smet, 1851, 1 folder
4. Biographical information, clippings, undated, 2 folders
/3 "Delaney Papers, John O'Fallon"
Inclusive dates: 1862
Volume: 1 volume
Description: Diary of a trip from St. Louis to Montana with references to Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., who accompanied Delaney.
/4 "Harney Papers, William"
Inclusive dates: 1859
Volume: 2 pages
Description: An account from the journal of Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., of his trip accompanied by various Indian chiefs from St. Ignatius, Montana to Fort Vancouver, Washington, to a peace Treaty; from the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
/5 "Mullanphy Family Papers" Inclusive dates: 1834
Volume: 1 letter
Description: To Mrs. Mullanphy from Rev. Stephan T. Badin, re: evangelization of Potawatomi Indians and others in northern Indiana.
/6 "O'Neil Papers, Joseph"
Inclusive dates: 1877-1878
Volume: 3 letters Description: To O'Neil from Ellen E. Sherman, re: her fundraising for Catholic missions and schools among Native Americans.
/7 "Sublette Papers"
Inclusive dates: 1843
Volume: 1 volume
Description: Journal of a trip to California with references to Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., who was bound for a mission among the Shoshoni Indians in Montana.
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.