GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
British Columbia: BC-2
City of Vancouver. Archives
1150 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada
Hours: See website
Access: Appointment recommended
Copying facilities: Yes
Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States:
Inclusive dates: 1847?-1887?
Description: St. Paul’s Province Archives, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, which are believed to include papers of Rev. E. Casimir Chirouse, O.M.I., and Bishop Modeste Demers (1809-1871) of the Diocese of Vancouver Island, 1847-1871.
History: The Oblates of Mary Immaculate made their first Canadian foundation, 1841. They erected the Saint-Boniface Mission Vicariate (Sainte Boniface, Manitoba) for Canada west of the Great Lakes, 1851; the Saint Albert Mission Vicariate (Sainte-Albert, Alberta) for western Canada, 1865; the Manitoba Province, 1904, which succeeded the Saint-Albert Vicariate; and St. Paul's Province, 1973. Oblates from British Columbia administered these Catholic missions and institutions among Native Americans in the United States:
|1847-1852||St. Anne Mission (Cayuse), Wallula, Washington|
|1847-1856||St. Rose Mission (Yakama), Yakima River, Washington|
|1847-1856 (closed)||St. Joseph/ Ahtanum Mission (Yakama), Yakima, Washington|
|1867-1887||St. Stanislaus/ St. Paul the Apostle Mission (Koyukon), Kokrines, Alaska|
|1868-1901||Our Lady of Seven Dolors Mission (Tulalip), Tulalip, Washington|
|1873-1887||St. Michael Mission (Eskimo), St. Michael, Alaska|
|1879-1887||St. Rose of Lima Church (Tlingit) Wrangell/ Fort Wrangell, Alaska|
|1887||Holy Cross Mission, School and Orphange (Eskimo), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, Alaska|
|1887||St. Aloysius Mission (Eskimo), Tanana, Alaska|
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.