GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: LOUISIANA: LA-2

Diocese of Alexandria

 

Tekakwitha Conference. National Center

2225 North Bolton Avenue 
Alexandria, LA 71301

Phone: 318-483-3908

Email: tekconf@gmail.com

http://www.tekconf.org

 

History:

1939-1976

In Fargo, North Dakota, Bishop Aloysius Muench (later Cardinal; 1889-1962) founded the Tekakwitha Conference in collaboration with missionaries among Northern Plains tribes, which became an annual meeting supporting their pastoral mission

1977-2013

Under the leadership of Rev. Gilbert F. Hemauer, O.F.M.Cap. (1938-2016), Sister Kateri Mitchell (Mohawk), S.S.A., and others, with financial support from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, the Tekakwitha Conference reorganized and emerged as a national Native American Catholic association to support their spiritual needs. It held annual meetings with workshops, inculturated liturgies, and pilgrimages to local cultural sites; it promoted local “Kateri circles” and activities; and it established a national support center, first in Bozeman, and then in Great Falls, Montana

1992-present

Marquette University has served as its archival repository

2013

The national center moved to a Conference-owned facility in Alexandria, Louisiana

 

 

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1980s-present

Volume: Few cubic feet

Description: Current and recent past records of the Tekakwitha Conference. Marquette University Special Collections and Archives administers the archival records.

 

 

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.

New2017

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives