GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 2: Midwest United States: ILLINOIS: IL-6
Archdiocese of Chicago
Felician Sisters. Mother of Good Counsel Province Archives
3800 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
Hours: See website; appointment recommended
Access: No restrictions
Copying facilities: Yes
History: Founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 1855, the Felician Sisters made their first U.S. foundation at Sacred Heart Church, Polonia, Wisconsin, from where they evangelized nearby Winnebago [Ho Chunk] Indians in the 1870s.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1875-1878
Volume: Few entries within 1 volume
Description: Sacramental records (baptisms) for Winnebago Indians attended from Sacred Heart Church.
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.