GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Catholic Church. Diocese of Little Rock. Chancery
2500 North Tyler Street
Little Rock, AR 72207
Email: See website
History: The Diocese of Little Rock was erected, 1843, for Arkansas and Indian Territory (Oklahoma) from territory in the Diocese of St. Louis. Little Rock lost territory beyond Arkansas, 1876, when the Prefecture Apostolate of Indian Territory was erected. Little Rock diocesan priests from Immaculate Conception Church, Fort Smith, Arkansas, established and attended St. Patrick Mission (Choctaw), Atoka, Oklahoma/ Indian Territory, 1872-1875.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1872-1875
Volume: Several records
Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for St. Patrick Mission (Choctaw), Atoka, Oklahoma/ Indian Territory.
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.