Marquette University Special Collections and University Archives - Christianity in Native North America

Christianity in Native North America

The Archives is committed to documenting the ongoing story of Christianity in Native North America. Since 1977, the department has acquired the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records (1848–present, 300+ cubic feet) and 16 other collections. This material documents the histories of urban and rural missions and parishes; the values and attitudes of clergy, religious, and laity; the history and customs of Indian tribes; and the cultural interaction among Indians, church leaders, and U.S. Government officials. Documentation is particularly strong on tribes within Alberta, Canada, Chiapas, Mexico, and 16 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The records of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions comprise the records of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, the Commission for the Catholic Missions among the Colored People and the Indians and the Catholic Negro-American Mission Board and include papers of General Charles Ewing, Reverend John-Baptiste Brouillet, Captain John Mullan, Reverend Joseph Stephan, Monsignor William Ketcham, Reverend William M. Hughes and Reverend John Tennelly. The records of Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota) include those of Red Cloud High School. Papers of Father Eugene Buechel are included in both the records of Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission (Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota).

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