GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 4: Outside the United States: BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: BC-2

 


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

 


City of Vancouver Archives

1150 Chestnut Street

Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada

Phone: 604-736-8561

http://vancouver.ca/your-government/city-of-vancouver-archives.aspx

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00

 

Access: Appointment recommended

 

Copy facilities: Yes

 

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

 

Inclusive dates: 1847?-1887?

 

Volume: Unknown

 

Description: St. Paul’s Province Archives, Oblates of Mary Immaculate; Believed to include papers of Reverend E. Casimir Chirouse, O.M.I., and Bishop Modeste Demers (1809-1871) of the Diocese of Vancouver Island, 1847-1871.

 

History: The Oblates of Mary Immaculate made their first Canadian foundation in 1841. They erected the Saint-Boniface Mission Vicariate (Sainte Boniface, Manitoba) for Canada west of the Great Lakes in 1851; the Saint Albert Mission Vicariate (Sainte-Albert, Alberta) for western Canada in 1865; and it’s Manitoba Province in 1904, which succeeded the Saint-Albert Vicariate. The Oblates established St. Paul’s Province in 1973. In the United States, Oblates from British Columbia administered these Catholic missions and institutions among Native Americans: 

1847-1852 St. Anne Mission (Cayuse), Wallula, Washington
1847-1856 St. Rose Mission (Yakama), Yakima River, Washington
1847-1856 (closed) St. Joseph/ Ahtanum Mission (Yakama), Yakima, Washington
1867-1887 St. Stanislaus/ St. Paul the Apostle Mission (Koyukon), Kokrines, Alaska 
1868-1901 Our Lady of Seven Dolors Mission (Tulalip), Tulalip, Washington 
1873-1887 St. Michael Mission (Eskimo), St. Michael, Alaska
1879-1887 St. Rose of Lima Church (Tlingit) Wrangell/ Fort Wrangell, Alaska
1887 Holy Cross Mission, School and Orphange (Eskimo), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, Alaska
1887 St. Aloysius Mission (Eskimo), Tanana, Alaska

 

[Holdings not at Marquette University, however, Marquette’s holdings include related records.]

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