GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
British Columbia: BC-3
Royal British Columbia Museum. British Columbia Archives
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
Access: By appointment only
Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States:
Inclusive dates: 1887-1916
Description: Records of the Sisters of St. Ann/ Anne, St. Joseph’s Province, which includes a Catholic mission, school, and orphanage for Native Americans in Alaska.
History: Founded in Quebec, Canada, 1850, the Sisters of St. Anne established its provinces, 1896, which included St. Joseph’s for Western Canada and St. Marie for the United States. Sisters from St. Joseph’s Province staffed a Catholic mission, school, and orphanage for Native Americans in Alaska:
|1887-1916 (transferred to St. Marie Province, Marlboro, Massachusetts)||Holy Cross Mission (Eskimo), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, Alaska|
|1889-1914 (transferred to St. Marie Province, Marlboro, Massachusetts)||Holy Cross School and Orphanage (Eskimo, Ingalik, others), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, 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.