Record Group 1 of Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records
Scope and Content: BCIM Series 2-3 Government School Reports

Statistical summaries prepared annually on Catholic religious education and worship activities among Native American pupils at U.S. Government Indian Schools. The reports are arranged alphabetically by state, hereunder by locality and school, and chronologically within each folder. Although most files are sparse, notable reports exist for the schools at Lawrence, Kansas, Newkirk, Oklahoma, Chemawa, Oregon, and Flandreau, South Dakota.  The contents vary widely, but typically include statistics on the total number of pupils and those who were Catholic, attendance and frequency of mass and catechism classes and number of catechism teachers; statistics on baptisms, confessions, first communions, confirmations, sick calls, deaths, and burials; and general remarks.

Reformatted records: The microfilm version of the Series 2-2 Mission Reports is available via interlibrary loan within the United States; please follow the "Guidelines for Interlibrary Loans." PDF copies are available as well, for which fees may be assessed according to the Fee Schedule.

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