GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: DC-6

Archdiocese of Washington

 

Georgetown University. Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Thirty-seventh and O Streets Northwest

Washington, DC 200

Phone 202-687-7444

Email: See website

http://findingaids.library.georgetown.edu/repositories/15/resources/10625

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1638-1975

Volume: Less than 1 foot within ca. 65 cubic feet

Description: At least three collections include records:

 

/1 Jesuits [Society of Jesus]. Maryland Province Archives, GTM 119

 

History:

Under the British/ English Province, the Maryland Mission evangelized Native Americans in the Chesapeake Bay-Potomac River region, which expanded into present-day Pennsylvania and New York State (Piscataway and others).  During the suppression of the Society of Jesus in the English Colonies and the United States, some former Jesuits continued their ministry as diocesan priests.

Under the Maryland Province, the Missouri Mission evangelized Native Americans in Missouri (Osage and Potawatomi Indians), and under the Maryland and Maryland-New York provinces, Jesuits successfully petitioned the U.S. bishops to initiate canonization causes for the 17th century North American Jesuit martyrs and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (Algonquin-Mohawk) in present-day New York State.

1623-1773 Maryland Mission of the British/ English Province
1773-1833 Jesuits suppressed in the English Colonies and the United States
1824-1839 Missouri Mission of the Maryland Province
1833-1878 Maryland Province
1879-1944 Maryland-New York Province

 

Inclusive dates: 1638-1975

Volume: Few folders within 53 cubic feet

Comprises the records of the Maryland Mission, 1638-1832, the Maryland Province, 1833-1878, 1944-1975, and the Maryland-New York Province, 1879-1944.  Presumably included are records relating to Native American evangelization and canonization causes for Jesuit martyrs and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

 

/2 John Gilmary Shea Papers, GTM 119

Inclusive dates: 1600-1892

Volume: Less than 1 foot within 11.5 linear feet

Description: Materials collected by an author of U.S. Catholic history, which includes materials on Jesuits in Maryland and the linguistics and history of Native Americans, most notably: Choctaw, Dakota, Huron-Wyondot, Micmac, Mohawk, Ojibwa [Chippewa], Osage, and Potawatomi.

 

/3 Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Papers, GTM 900914

Inclusive dates: 1908-1953

Volume: Several folders within 2 linear feet

Description: Materials by an editor of the Jesuit magazine, America; most notably Ss. Isaac Jogues, S.J., and Kateri Tekakwitha.

 

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.

 

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