GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 4: Outside United States: Switzerland CH-1

Territorial Abbey of Maria Ensiedeln
EINSIEDELN, SWITZERLAND

Benedictines.

Our Lady of Einsiedeln Abbey
Klosterarchiv Einsiedeln
c/o Kloster Einsiedeln Postfach
CH-8840 Einsiedeln, Schweiz Switzerland

Phone 055-418-61-11

http://www.klosterarchiv.ch/

History: Monks from Our Lady of Einsiedeln Abbey (founded 934) and their successors founded abbeys in the United States that administered Catholic missions serving Native Americans: 

1854-present St. Meinrad Abbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana
1893-present (elevated to abbey, 1903) Assumption Abbey, Richardson, North Dakota
1950-2012 (elevated to abbey, 1954; closed) Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, South Dakota

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Includes approximately .2 cubic foot of correspondence between the St. Meinrad and Einsiedeln Abbeys, 1862-1897, undated, re: Fort Totten Reservation (Santee), North Dakota, and the Standing Rock Reservation (Hunkpapa), North and South Dakota Indian missions; major correspondents include Abbot Fintan Mundwiler, O.S.B., Bishop/ Abbot Martin Marty, O.S.B., Reverend Claude Ebner, O.S.B., Reverend John Chrysostom Foffa, O.S.B., Reverend Jerome Hunt, O.S.B., and Christina Wewer (housekeeper of Bishop Marty); in German with some English translations. 

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

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