GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: LOUISIANA: LA-10

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 
1111 Highway 55
P.O. Box 2
Montegut, LA 70377

Phone: 985-594-5856

Email: sacredheartch@htdiocese.org

http://www.shmontegut.org/

 

History: Houma Indians settled Terrebonne Parish, 18-19th centuries. Diocesan priests founded and have administered Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Houma), Montegut/ Terrebonne Bayou, 1864-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present). From Sacred Heart, diocesan priests attended these missions among Native Americans:

1890s-1940s

St. Joseph Mission, Little Caillou/ Petit Caillou Bayou

1920s-1970s

St. Charles Mission, Pointe-aux-Chenes/ Oak Point

1940s-1960s

St. Isaac Jogues Mission, Cut Off/ Lower Point-aux-Chenes

1950s-1960s

St. Peter Mission, Lower Montegut

Note: Some attended mission stations not identified.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1864-present

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for parishioners of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Montegut, and its missions and stations among Native Americans.

 

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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