Volume 4: Outside United States
British Columbia: BC-2

City of Vancouver. Archives
1150 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada

Phone: 604-736-8561


Hours: See website

Access: Appointment recommended

Copying facilities: Yes


Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States:

Inclusive dates: 1847?-1887?

Volume: Unknown

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 otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.